OECD releases discussion draft on tax treaty issues related to common telecommunication transactions
OECD releases revised discussion draft of a new Article 7 (Business Profits) of its Model Tax Convention
The recession is taking its toll on tax receipts across the OECD. Aggregate tax burdens in OECD economies, calculated as the ratio of tax revenues to gross domestic product, or GDP, were unchanged between 2006 and 2007, and then fell in 2008.
On 19-20 November the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) was launched by the President of Uganda.
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Present Status of the Convention - November 2009
Spain has joined 16 other countries that have signed the OECD / Council of Europe Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, marking a new step forward in international efforts to combat tax fraud and evasion.
Singapore has today signed a protocol with France that brings the two countries’ to bilateral tax treaty into line with the OECD standard on transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.
Since May 2009 no jurisdiction is currently listed as an unco-operative tax haven by the OECD's Committee on Fiscal Affairs.
The fiscal consolidation challenge for Ireland is severe, the underlying budget balance having moved abruptly from surplus to a large deficit.
Despite progress over the past two decades Mexico’s health and education indicators remain well below the average of the OECD and some of its Latin American emerging market peers.