Publications & Documents


  • 15-July-2014

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    The Diesel Differential: Differences in the tax treatment of gasoline and diesel for road use

    Diesel and gasoline account for around 95% of energy used for road transport in the OECD and for the largest share of revenue from taxes on energy. In 33 out of 34 OECD countries, diesel fuel is taxed at lower rates than gasoline both in terms of energy and carbon content.

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  • 15-July-2014

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    Personal tax treatment of company cars and commuting expenses: Estimating the fiscal and environmental costs

    Company cars form a large proportion of the car fleet in many OECD countries and are also influential in determining the composition of the wider vehicle fleet. When employees provided with a company car use that car for personal purposes, personal income tax rules value the benefit in a number of different ways.

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  • 4-July-2014

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    4th LAC Tax Policy Forum 2014 • Foro LAC sobre Política Fiscal

    The fourth LAC (Latin American and Caribbean) Tax Policy Forum took place on 3-4 July in Mexico City to discuss the fiscal policy challenges in Latin America. The discussions focused on the political economy of tax reform, “green” taxation, best practices in raising revenue from natural resources, and the role of fiscal policy in reducing inequality.

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  • 3-July-2014

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    Gabon joins international efforts to end tax avoidance and evasion

    Gabon has signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters at a ceremony today at the OECD. Gabon is the seventh African country to sign the Convention since it was opened for signature to all countries in June 2011.

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  • 26-June-2014

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    Cameroon signs the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Cameroon has become the 65th signatory of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, the most powerful international instrument to fight international tax avoidance and evasion.

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  • 18-June-2014

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    Andorra commits to automatic exchange of information in tax matters

    Andorra has become the 48th signatory to an OECD Declaration that commits countries to end bank secrecy for tax purposes.

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  • 11-June-2014

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    Advancing global action to support fiscal sustainability

    Article about OECD work with international partners to eradicate tax evasion and tax avoidance, published in G7 Brussels Summit magazine, June 2014

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  • 6-June-2014

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  • 5-June-2014

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    Local public finances and municipal reform in Finland

    Finnish municipalities enjoy ample fiscal autonomy and provide or arrange the provision of a large share of public services. In recent years, their spending and debt has been increasing steadily, especially because of population ageing and increases in the cost of health care and social services.

  • 21-May-2014

    English

    The Cost of Air Pollution - Health Impacts of Road Transport

    Outdoor air pollution kills more than 3 million people across the world every year, and causes health problems from asthma to heart disease for many more. This is costing societies very large amounts in terms of the value of lives lost and ill health. Based on extensive new epidemiological evidence since the 2010 Global Burden of Disease study, and OECD estimates of the Value of Statistical Life, this report provides evidence on

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