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The Kingdom of Bahrain has recently signed double taxation conventions with Bulgaria (26 June 2009) and Austria (2 July 2009) that provide for exchange of information in accordance with the OECD standard. These agreements bring to 12 the number of agreements that Bahrain has signed that meet the OECD standard. As a result, Bahrain can be considered as having substantially implemented the internationally agreed standard in this area.
In a statement following their 8 July meeting in L’Aquila, the G8 leaders stated "all jurisdictions must now quickly implement their commitments... an appropriate follow up framework is needed to fully benefit from this renewed emphasis on tax information exchange and transparency... We ask the OECD to swiftly address these challenges, propose further steps and report by the time of the next G20 Finance Ministers’ meeting.”
This pilot study presents indicators that assess sub-central government (SCG) spending power by policy area. Traditional indicators are often misleading as they underestimate the impact of central government regulation on sub-central spending patterns.
Luxembourg has signed a protocol to its double taxation convention with Norway, bringing to 12 the number of agreements it has on exchange of information for tax purposes.
This paper analyses trends in and driving forces of the revenue composition of sub-central governments (SCG).
To shed further light on this issue in the context of emerging market economies, this paper uses Brazilian data to estimate the determinants of the current account in a smooth transition vector autoregressive (ST VAR) setting.
To investigate the possible impact of terms of trade gains on the real economy, this paper estimates normalised quadratic input demand and output supply functions for the Brazilian economy during 1997-2008.
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In most countries financial data reporting to government imposes significant costs for businesses due to the many data formats and descriptions used. SBR standardises and rationalises these to make financial reporting easier and cheaper for business.
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Large business taxpayers have different characteristics and tax compliance behaviour and, therefore, present different risks to the revenue. To manage risks effectively, the revenue body needs to develop and implement strategies (e.g. law clarification, taxpayer education, improved service, more targeted audits) that are appropriate to the unique characteristics and compliance issues presented by large business. Recognizing that
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This information note deals with the topic of corporate governance and tax risk management. It shares and builds on the experiences and lessons of three countries, Australia, Canada and Chile in encouraging good corporate governance and continuing to develop approaches to sound tax risk management. Despite these countries’ diverse regulatory environments and experiences they suggest a number of common benefits, challenges, and best