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Following the invitation for public comment on the commentary on the Guidelines on VAT neutrality, the OECD has now published the outcomes of the consultation. These comments were very supportive and were used to revise the commentary.
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Money Laundering Awareness Handbook for Tax Examiners and Tax Auditors - Portuguese version
Guatemala has signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters allowing it to be removed from the list of countries that have not yet substantially implemented the internationally agreed tax standard.
News items following the meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration's Offshore Compliance Network in Tokyo
On 12-14 November 2012, transfer pricing experts from governments met with private sector representatives to discuss the transfer pricing discussion drafts released on 6 June 2012. The agenda for the meeting, presentation material submitted by private sector participants, and a list of participants have now been published.
Estadísticas tributarias en América Latina es una publicación conjunta del Centro de Política y Administración Tributaria y el Centro de Desarrollo de la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económicos (OCDE), la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) y el Centro Interamericano de Administraciones Tributarias (CIAT).
This report, which has been prepared using the same methodology used by the OECD for its Revenue Statistics, provides detailed data for each of the countries’ fiscal performance from both a static and a dynamic (over time) perspective, as well as enables comparisons with other countries in the region, and with OECD countries.
Tax revenues in Latin American countries are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries, but are rising slowly. Revenue Statistics in Latin America shows that the average tax revenue to GDP ratio in the 15 Latin American countries covered by the report increased from 19% in 2009 to 19.4% in 2010, after falling from a high point of 19.7% in 2008.
The OECD is currently developing International VAT/GST Guidelines to address issues of double taxation and unintended double non-taxation, and this work provides a unique basis for the creation of the future international standard for applying VAT to cross-border trade. This was the conclusion of delegates who participated in the inaugural meeting of the OECD Global Forum on VAT, in Paris on 7-8 November.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría provided closing remarks at the first meeting of the OECD Global Forum on Value Added Tax (VAT) held in Paris. The meeting focused on designing efficient and equitable VAT systems and analyzing their impacts on international trade.