Publications & Documents


  • 20-March-2012

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    How tax can tackle the job crisis

    Taxes affect incentives on both sides of the labour market. They can discourage employers from hiring, would-be employees from taking up work, and current employees from working longer and harder. Alastair Thomas explains in the OECD Observer.

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  • 5-March-2012

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    OECD recommends action on international tax loopholes

    Aggressive tax planning – untaxed income, multiple deductions and other forms of international tax arbitrage - is a growing concern for all governments.

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  • 5-March-2012

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    Hybrid Mismatch Arrangements: Tax Policy and Compliance Issues

    Aggressive Tax Planning is an increasing source of concern for many governments. This report describes the most common types of hybrid mismatch arrangements (i.e. arrangements exploiting differences in the tax treatment of instruments, entities or transfers between two or more countries) and the effects they aim to achieve. It summarises the tax policy issues raised by these arrangements and describes the policy options to address.

  • 1-March-2012

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    Costa Rica becomes first Central American country to sign international tax agreement

    Costa Rica has signed the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement developed jointly by the Council of Europe and the OECD that was opened for signature to all countries in June 2011.

  • 1-March-2012

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    New head of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes is appointed

    Ms. Monica Bhatia has been appointed Head of the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. She will take up her duties on 1 April 2012.

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  • 27-February-2012

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    Tax: India ratifies Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    India has ratified the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement developed jointly by the Council of Europe and the OECD that was opened for signature to all countries in June 2011.

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  • 22-February-2012

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    Greece: signs international tax agreement to tackle tax evasion

    Greece has signed the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement that was developed jointly by the Council of Europe and the OECD and that is open for signature to all countries.

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  • 20-February-2012

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    The Global Forum Launches a Peer Review Process: Schedule of forthcoming reviews

    The schedule attempts to balance a number of considerations and no inference should be drawn about a particular jurisdiction from the timing of the reviews. All members of the Global Forum will ultimately be reviewed under both Phase 1 and Phase 2 even though it will not be possible to complete all of the Phase 2 reviews during the first mandate. In some cases where jurisdictions have a long standing commitment to the Global Forum

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  • 17-February-2012

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    Tax Crime Save The Date - Rome June2012.pdf

    Tax Crime Save The Date - Rome June2012.pdf

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  • 15-February-2012

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    Reforming Fiscal Federalism and Local Government - Beyond the Zero-Sum Game

    This book describes and examines reforms of fiscal federalism and local government in 10 OECD countries implemented over the past decade. The country chapters identify common patterns and factors that are conducive to reforms of the intergovernmental fiscal framework, using a common methodological approach. The summary chapter highlights the cross-cutting issues emerging from the country chapters and shows the key factors in the institutional, political, economic and fiscal areas that are supporting reform success. The report’s approach results in valuable insights for policy makers designing, adopting and implementing fiscal federalism and local government reforms.

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