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  • 27-January-2016

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    Malaysia confirms its commitment to implement Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information

    Malaysia today signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement‎, re-confirming its commitment to implement automatic exchange of financial account information in time to commence exchanges in 2018.

  • 6-January-2016

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    OECD Fiscal Decentralisation Database

    The OECD fiscal decentralisation database provides comparative information on indicators analysed by level of government sector, [Federal or Central (including Social Security), State/regions and Local] for OECD member countries between 1995 and 2010.

  • 21-December-2015

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    Greenland takes key step in implementing automatic exchange of financial account information

    On 17 December 2015 Greenland signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement‎, re-confirming its commitment to implement automatic exchange of financial account information in time to exchange in 2017.

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  • 17-December-2015

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    How can South Africa’s tax system meet revenue raising challenges?

    Reforms over the past two decades have produced a well-balanced, modern tax system. However, considerable revenues will be needed in the years ahead to expand social spending and infrastructure in order to raise growth and well-being. The challenge is to generate these revenues without penalising growth or exacerbating inequality.

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  • 16-December-2015

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    Adjusting fiscal balances for the business cycle: new tax and expenditure elasticity estimates for OECD countries

    This paper re-estimates the elasticities of government revenue and expenditure items with respect to the output gap for OECD countries. These elasticities are used by the OECD to calculate cyclically adjusted fiscal balances. The study updates the earlier 2005 study using the most recent datasets and tax codes, the coverage being confined in this paper to 35 countries, the 34 OECD member states and Latvia.

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  • 15-December-2015

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    Monaco confirms its commitment to implement Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information

    Monaco today signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement, which confirms its commitment to implement automatic exchange of financial account information in time to exchange in 2018.

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  • 14-December-2015

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    OECD agrees on course of action in response to EU request to include additional fields in the CRS XML Schema

    On 1 December 2015 the OECD agreed on a common way forward in response to a request submitted by the European Commission pursuant to a mandate from EU Member States to include additional fields in the CRS XML Schema. This request was made further to the work of the European Commission and the EU Member States on the implementation of the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information in Tax Matters within the European Union.

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  • 7-December-2015

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    Higher price on carbon needed to effectively tackle climate change

    OECD urges efforts to better price carbon as new analysis finds that 90% of CO2-emissions are priced below EUR 30 per tonne, a low-end estimate of climate damage, and 60% are not priced at all. Effective Carbon Rates in the OECD and Selected Partner Economies calculates effective carbon rates (ECR) on CO2-emissions from energy use for 41 countries which together use 80% of global emissions.

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  • 7-December-2015

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    Effective Carbon Rates on Energy in OECD & Selected Partner Economies

    This report calculates effective carbon rates (ECR) on CO2-emissions from energy use for 41 countries which together use 80% of global emissions. For the first time ever, the ECR on energy use has been calculated for 6 economic sectors in 41 countries, i.e. the 34 OECD member countries and seven partner economies: Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.

  • 3-December-2015

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    Searching for the inclusive growth tax grail: the distributional impact of growth enhancing tax reform in Ireland

    TThe economic literature suggests that a revenue-neutral shift of tax revenues from income taxes to property taxes would increase GDP per capita in the medium term. This paper analyses for Ireland the consequences of such a shift in the tax mix.

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