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Transnational bribery enforcement under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has increased significantly since the last OECD evaluation of the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by the United States, according to a new OECD report.
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Speech by Jeffrey Owens delivered at the Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes that was held on 29-30 September 2010 in Singapore. Jeffrey Owens talks about the impact of the crisis and governments’ attitudes towards tax compliance, cooperation between tax and other law enforcement agencies, the role of taxation in development and a renewed emphasis on confidentiality and taxpayers’
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The OECD Council adopted on 14 October 2010 a new Recommendation to strengthen the role of tax authorities in the combat against bribery that succeeds to the 2009 Recommendation.
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Taxation, Innovation and the Environment (Chinese version)
How can governments reap the potential benefits of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in the provision of infrastructure?
The Global Forum has been publishing its annual assessment of the legal and regulatory systems for the exchange of information in tax matters since 2006. This year’s update now covers more than 90 jurisdictions, including all OECD and G20 countries as well as all of the world’s major financial centres. New additions this year are Botswana, Brazil, Jamaica, Indonesia, Liberia and Qatar.
Portugal has made significant progress in modernising its economy over recent years but the country needs to further pursue structural reforms to restore competitiveness and thus move to more dynamic and sustainable growth.
Equitable and efficient tax systems and administrations have an important role to play in securing domestic funding for development, according to Angel Gurría. He added that African policy makers need to reform tax systems and generate revenues, to complement external sources of financing, such as official development assistance, remittances and foreign direct investment.
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Offshore Voluntary Disclosure: Comparative Analysis, Guidance and Policy Advice, September 2010
Turkey hosted the sixth meeting of the OECD’s Forum on Tax Administration in Istanbul, on 15-16 September 2010, bringing together more than 130 delegates from 43 countries.
Tax Commissioners from OECD and non-OECD countries met to discuss a range of issues associated with administering tax systems in the current economic climate. The meeting, chaired by Douglas H. Shulman, Commissioner IRS USA and FTA Chair, focused in particular on