African tax administration representatives gathered under the auspices of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on 25-26 November 2014 to set the framework for harmonising their revenue statistics.
The third meeting of the OECD Global Forum on VAT will focus on the design and implementation of global solutions for key global VAT/GST challenges took place on 5-6 November 2015 in Paris.
The CREDAF Working group on BEPS held its second physical meeting in Paris on 2 November 2015, following the one that took place in Kinshasa on 27 May 2015. Twenty five participants gathered to discuss the work to be performed within the implementation phase of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project.
This event will review progress on tax and development made in 2015, including in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Financing for Development Conference, the Addis Tax Initiative, the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB).
Financial crime is one of the greatest threats to the economic and social well‑being of people living in all countries. Illicit financial activities such as tax evasion, corruption, terrorist financing, computer fraud, money laundering and other financial crimes are a global problem demanding a global response.
These three tax events held on the side-lines of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa were organised by the OECD in partnership with UN-DESA and UNDP, and with support from a geographically wide and diverse coalition of partners including governments, regional tax organisations and civil society.
This initiative was officially launched today on the side-lines of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development as a partnership between the OECD and UNDP. The objective of this project is to enable the transfer of tax audit knowledge and skills to tax administrations in developing countries through a real time, “learning by doing” approach.
The International Tax Dialogue (ITD) is organising its 6th global conference at the OECD. This year’s conference will focus on Tax and the Environment, an issue of growing importance and of direct relevance in the lead up to the COP21 meeting taking place later in the year. The ITD is a joint initiative of the EC, IDB, IMF, OECD, World Bank and CIAT.
The Second Meeting of the Global Forum on VAT took place on 17-18 April in Tokyo, Japan. The Global Forum on VAT is a platform for a global dialogue on international VAT standards and key issues of VAT policy and operation.
At the second international Forum on Tax and Crime in Rome, the OECD Capacity Building Programme for Tax Crime Investigators was launched to help countries develop the skills of criminal investigators through intensive training courses on the latest investigative techniques.