Europe is putting in place a new system of fiscal rules following the euro area sovereign debt crisis and decades of rising government to debt-to-GDP ratios. These include the so-called "six pack" to upgrade the Stability and Growth Pact to a new Treaty incorporating the "fiscal compact".
Financial crimes, including corruption, tax fraud and money laundering, are a threat to all countries, both developing and developed. The sums are vast. Estimates have put total proceeds from all illicit activities at 3.6% of global GDP.
International co-operation is essential in the fight against financial crimes. This report aims at improving the understanding and use of international co-operation mechanisms. After describing the different agencies involved in the fight against financial crimes, the report provides an overview of the international instruments available and summarises current initiatives to improve inter-agency co-operation. The core of the report is
Economic downturns which have their roots in preceding credit excesses and debt overhang have tended historically to be long lasting, whether the financial sector remained healthy or not.
OECD Working Party No. 6 releases a discussion draft on the Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles
OECD releases a discussion draft on the revision of the Safe Harbours section of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines.
OECD invites comments on certain transfer pricing timing issues
Despite a deep recession in 2009 and weak growth in subsequent years, Hungary’s fiscal position compares favourably with many other OECD countries.
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Das vorliegende Handbuch soll das Bewusstsein der Bediensteten des Innen- und Außendienstes hinsichtlich Geldwäsche schärfen. Es wird erläutert, wie Geldwäsche im Rahmen normaler Steuerprüfungen erkannt werden kann.
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The Centre for Tax Policy and Administration is the focal point for the OECD's work on taxation. This brochure, OECD Current Tax Agenda 2012, provides an overview of this work.