The OECD launches its Global Forum on VAT as a unique platform for a worldwide dialogue on the design and operation of VAT, notably addressing issues of double taxation and unintended non taxation.
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Public debt in the OECD area passed annual GDP in 2011 and is still rising. This paper was prepared for the Reserve Bank of India Second International Research Conference 2012: “Monetary Policy, Sovereign Debt and Financial Stability: The New Trilemma”, 1-2 February, 2012 in Mumbai, India
Officials from revenue bodies, the banking sector and OECD met in Rome on 10-11 October to discuss ways to enhance the relationship between tax administrations and the banking industry and thus improve tax compliance.
At its meeting in April this year, the Task Force proposed a work-programme for 2011/12 for each of its four priority areas, including transfer pricing, which was approved by the Committee for Fiscal Affairs and the Development Assistance Committee at their meetings in July.
The OECD and India have announced plans to strengthen ongoing co-operation on tax-related issues through the development of a three-year partnership that will provide greater opportunities for structured dialogue and information sharing.
Oslo conference on Tax and Crime, 21-23 March, launches a whole of government approach in fighting financial crime.
The 2011 OECD report, "Tackling Aggressive Tax Planning through Improved Transparency and Disclosure".
Turkey hosted the sixth meeting of the OECD’s Forum on Tax Administration in Istanbul, on 15-16 September 2010, bringing together more than 130 delegates from 43 countries. Tax Commissioners from OECD and non-OECD countries met to discuss a range of issues associated with administering tax systems in the current economic climate. The meeting, chaired by Douglas H. Shulman, Commissioner IRS USA and FTA Chair, focused in particular on
The first meeting of the OECD’s informal Task Force on Tax and Development was held on 11 May. They agreed to assist developing countries to develop effective tax systems.
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India hosted the second meeting of the Steering Group of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information on 11 – 12 February in New Delhi.The Steering Group, which guides the work of the Global Forum, considered the core documents required to launch the peer review process. It also examined the progress of the Global Forum in moving forward on the mandate given to it by the G20 in November 2009.