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.
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On 27 January 2010, the OECD hosted a joint meeting of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs and the Development Assistance Committee, bringing together the tax and development communities for the first time.
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Ninety representatives from 24 partner countries and 9 international organizations participated in the International Tax Compact (ITC) workshop "Joining Forces to Mobilize Domestic Revenues for Development" from 25-26 January 2010 in Brussels.
Since the April 2009 G20 London Summit, almost 300 tax agreements have been signed to meet OECD standards on tax transparency and effective exchange of information. All OECD and G20 countries are committed to these standards.
When: Thursday 17 Dec, 3pm - 4.30pmWhere: The Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers Hotel This side event at the COP15 Copenhagen summit will look how carbon allowances are treated by corporate income taxes and how carbon markets can integrate globally.
On 19-20 November the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) was launched by the President of Uganda.
In a statement following their 24-25 September meeting in Pittsburgh, the G20 leaders reaffirmed their committment to maintaining the momentum in dealing with tax havens, money laundering, proceeds of corruption, terrorist financing, and prudential standards.
25 September 2009 - On the eve of the Pittsburgh G20 Summit, the OECD and the Council of Europe agreed to improve international cooperation to combat tax evasion.
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Programs to Reduce the Administrative Burden of Tax Regulations in Selected Countries (follow-up report)