Publications & Documents


  • 10-December-2014

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    Tax revenues rebounding from the crisis but tax mix varying widely, OECD says

    Tax burdens and revenue collection in advanced economies are reaching record levels not seen since before the global financial crisis, but the tax mix continues varying widely across countries, according to new OECD research published today.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Consumption Tax Trends 2014 - VAT/GST and excise rates, trends and policy issues

    Consumption Tax Trends provides information on Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) and excise duty rates in OECD member countries. It also contains information about indirect tax topics such as international aspects of VAT/GST developments in OECD member countries as well as in selected non-OECD economies, and describes a range of taxation provisions such as the taxation of motor vehicles, tobacco and alcoholic beverages.

  • 10-December-2014

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    The Distributional Effects of Consumption Taxes in OECD Countries

    The report examines the distributional effects of value-added tax (VAT) and excise tax systems in 20 OECD countries, and investigates the effectiveness of reduced VAT rates as a redistributional tool.

  • 25-November-2014

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    OECD releases 2013 mutual agreement procedure statistics

    The OECD has released statistics on the MAP caseloads of OECD member countries and certain Partner economies for the 2013 reporting period.

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  • 21-November-2014

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    Release of a discussion draft on follow-up work on Action 6 (Prevent treaty abuse) of the BEPS Action Plan

    Public comments are invited on a discussion draft which deals with follow-up work mandated by the Report on Action 6 (“Prevent the granting of treaty benefits in inappropriate circumstances”) of the BEPS Action Plan.

  • 19-November-2014

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    Switzerland takes important step to boost international cooperation against tax evasion

    Switzerland has today become the 52nd jurisdiction to sign the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement, which will allow it to go forward with plans to activate automatic exchange of financial account information in tax matters with other countries beginning in 2018.

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  • 19-November-2014

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    Angel Gurría congratulates new Indonesian President for cutting fuel subsidies

    Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD congratulated the newly elected President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, for taking a bold first step in his economic reform agenda by substantially cutting fuel subsidies.

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  • 16-November-2014

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  • 13-November-2014

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    Combating BEPS and making sure we have fair tax systems: An OECD/G20 venture

    In September the OECD presented its first package of recommendations to the G20 for an international approach to stopping artificial tax base erosion and profit shifting. Seven recommendations were proposed as part of the 15-point BEPS Action Plan.

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  • 13-November-2014

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    Why reform is the right option

    “Life is full of alternatives but no choice.” G20 leaders at the summit in Brisbane, Australia, in November should reflect on these words by Australian writer Patrick White, a Nobel Laureate, as they prepare their economic strategies for the years to come.

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