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The economic downturn and the financial turmoil are intensifying fiscal pressures. In the longer-term, progress towards fiscal sustainability and improving the quality of the public finances remain priorities.
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Why tax is important for development. Article by Jeffrey Owens, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. Tax Justice Focus, Volume 4 no 4, January 2009.
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On the face of it, taxation and domestic resource mobilisation might be low on the list of today’s priorities. Yet even in these difficult times, there are compelling reasons for putting tax at the top of the development agenda.
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AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND LIECHTENSTEIN ON TAX
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The International Tax Dialogue (ITD) is an initiative to facilitate increased cooperation on tax matters among governments, international organisations and other key stakeholders. The ITD aims to facilitate dialogue to share good practices and pursue common objectives in improving the functioning of national tax systems. The European Commission (EC), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Monetary Fund (IMF),
This publication presents information about VAT/GST and excise duty rates in OECD member countries. It provides information about indirect tax topics such as international aspects of VAT development and application of VAT to small and medium-size enterprises. It also describes a range of taxation provisions in OECD member countires, such as the taxation of motor vehicles, tobacco and alcoholic beverages. Finally, it presents the
On 17-18 November 2008, the OECD held a consultation with business commentators on comparability and profit methods for transfer pricing purposes.
Some 16 new bilateral agreements on exchange of information for tax purposes signed this week between OECD countries and the British Virgin Islands, Guernsey and Jersey mark an important step forward in efforts to bring greater transparency to cross-border financial transactions.
OECD consults on its project on high net wealth individuals
On October 15, OECD will publish the 2008 edition of its annual Revenue Statistics, which presents detailed comparable tax data in a common format for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.