On 17-18 November 2008, the OECD held a consultation with business commentators on comparability and profit methods for transfer pricing purposes.
Some 16 new bilateral agreements on exchange of information for tax purposes signed this week between OECD countries and the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey and Jersey mark an important step forward in efforts to bring greater transparency to cross-border financial transactions.
OECD consults on its project on high net wealth individuals
On October 15, OECD will publish the 2008 edition of its annual Revenue Statistics, which presents detailed comparable tax data in a common format for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.
The Isle of Man and the United Kingdom announced that they have signed a bilateral agreement for the exchange of information for tax purposes, bringing to 11 the number of such agreements entered into by the Isle of Man.
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The world is rapidly transforming and a number of dynamic emerging economies,including South Africa, have become major players and trading partners with the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD). In this context, the OECD Members have recognised the need for theOrganisation to become more open and relevant in order to realise its strategicgoal of becoming an important hub for dialogue on globally
In a context of fiscal surpluses,the Canadian government has been: markedly reducing corporate income and capital taxes; providing more personal tax relief especially at lower incomes and above all for saving; and cutting the federal value added tax (GST).
On 17 July 2008, the OECD Council approved the release of the 2008 Report on the Attribution of Profits to Permanent Establishments.
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National revenue bodies play a critical role in the workings of Government, responsible for collecting the vast bulk of revenue required to fund the services Governments are expected to deliver. Achieving high and improved levels of compliance with tax laws is central to meeting Government revenue targets, and in turn the level of services that can be provided. This guidance note provides practical guidance to national revenue bodies
Second Consultation Paper on Applying Value Added Taxes to Cross-border Supplies of Services and Intangibles