Publications & Documents


  • 6-November-2013

    English

    Tax, decentralisation and intergovernmental relations

    Being effective in government depends on navigating a complex multi-layered edifice, with different hierarchies, committees, and reporting structures within departments and ministries, and between national and local authorities. Explaining exactly how intergovernmental relations work is particularly problematic where taxation and public spending is concerned.

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  • 5-November-2013

    English

    Andorra deepens commitment to fight offshore tax avoidance and evasion

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed today Andorra’s steps to strengthen international tax co-operation, after it became the 60th signatory to the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

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  • 4-November-2013

    English

    Effective Carbon Prices

    Economic textbooks predict that taxes and emission trading systems are the cheapest way for societies to reduce emissions of CO2. This book shows that this is also the case in the real world. It estimates the costs to society of reducing CO2 emissions in 15 countries using a broad range of policy instruments in 5 of the sectors that generate most emissions: electricity generation, road transport, pulp & paper and cement, as well as households’ domestic energy use. It finds wide variations in the costs of abating each tonne of CO2 within and among countries, as well as in the sectors examined and across different types of policy instruments. Market-based approaches like taxes and trading systems consistently reduced CO2 at a lower cost than other instruments. Capital subsidies and feed-in tariffs were among the most expensive ways of reducing emissions.

  • 31-October-2013

    English, PDF, 270kb

    Statement of outcomes of the Fourth Meeting of the OECD Taskforce on Tax and Development

    The OECD’s Task Force on Tax and Development met in Seoul, on 30-31 October 2013. Governments, international and regional organisations, civil society and business representatives reviewed progress made since the previous meeting and explored further ways to help developing countries better mobilise their domestic resources.

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  • 24-October-2013

    English

    Chile: Signing Ceremony of the Multilateral Convention on Tax Matters

    Chile is the eighth country in the region to sign this Convention, which shows that we have made progress, but there is still much ground to cover. We hope that this signing will attract the attention of other Latin American countries that want to be included in this important multilateral co-operation instrument.

  • 24-October-2013

    English

    Chile strengthening international tax co-operation, OECD says

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed today Chile’s recent steps to strengthen international tax co-operation.

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  • 22-October-2013

    English

    OECD invites interested parties to identify strategies that allegedly result in the artificial avoidance of PE Status

    The OECD invites interested parties to send a short description of strategies that might be considered to result in the artificial avoidance of the permanent establishment status in relation to base erosion and profit shifting.

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  • 22-October-2013

    English

    OECD publishes comments received on the Revised Discussion Draft on Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles

    On 30 July 2013, the OECD invited comments from interested parties on the Revised Discussion Draft on Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles. The comments received in response to this invitation have been published.

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  • 22-October-2013

    English

    OECD publishes comments received on the White paper on Transfer Pricing Documentation

    On 30 July 2013, the OECD invited comments from interested parties on the White paper on Transfer Pricing Documentation, released as part of its project on transfer pricing simplification. The OECD now publishes the comments received.

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  • 21-October-2013

    English

    OECD releases draft agenda for the November public consultation on transfer pricing matters

    A public consultation will be held at the OECD Conference Centre on 12-13 November 2013. The public consultation is open to all interested persons and will be attended by country delegates to Working Party No. 6 of the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs. Persons interested in attending must register in advance through the OECD website.

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