Publications & Documents


  • 25-June-2009

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    Banking on fair tax

    The financial crisis might not have been caused by taxation, but it nonetheless raises concerns about evasion, compliance and transparency in financial markets. The OECD Observer asked South Africa's minister of finance, Pravin Gordhan, who chairs the OECD's Forum on Tax Administration, to explain.

  • 25-June-2009

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    Tackling tax abuse

    Article in the OECD Observer (June 2009). Though OECD work on making international tax fairer began over 50 years ago, it was not until 1998 and a report on harmful tax competition that the OECD stepped up its work against tax evasion, tax havens and abuse.

  • 25-June-2009

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    Open book

    Interview with Klaus Tschütscher, Prime Minister of Liechtenstein, for the OECD Observer (June 2009).

  • 25-June-2009

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    Clearer tax

    Article for the OECD's Observer (June 2009), written by Jeffrey Owens, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.

  • 25-June-2009

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    Why tax matters for development

    Article for the OECD Observer (June 2009), written by Jeffrey Owens, Director, and Richard Parry, Head of the Global Relation Unit, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.

  • 25-June-2009

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  • 23-June-2009

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    Moving forward on the global transparency and tax information exchange agenda

    Addressing a conference organised by the French and German governments in Berlin on the fight against tax fraud and evasion, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed progress in implementing international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. He announced that the next meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Information Exchange, which guides the OECD’s work in this area, will take place

  • 23-June-2009

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    Second Conference on the Fight against International Tax Fraud and Evasion by Promoting Transparency and Exchange of Information in Tax Matters - Communiqué

    At the invitation of Mr Peer Steinbrück, Minister of Finance of Germany, and of Mr Eric Woerth, Minister for the Budget, Public Accounts and the Civil Service of France, ministers and senior officials of 19 countries came together in Berlin on 23 June 2009 in order to review the progress that has been made with respect to the implementation of the OECD standard on transparency and exchange of information in tax matters since their

  • 23-June-2009

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    OECD’s Gurría welcomes recent progress in moves to combat tax evasion

    Addressing a conference organised by the French and German governments in Berlin on the fight against tax fraud and evasion, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed progress in implementing international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. He announced that the next meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Information Exchange, which guides the OECD’s work in this area, will take place

  • 17-June-2009

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    G8 Finance Ministers welcome progress in negotiations of agreements on the exchange of information for tax purposes

    In a statement following their 12-13 June meeting in Lecce, ministers urged "further progress in the implementation of the OECD standards and the involvement of the widest possible number of jurisdictions, including developing countries. It is also essential to develop an effective peer-review mechanism to assess compliance with the same standards. This could be delivered by an expanded Global Forum. We also look forward to an update

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