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  • 19-July-2013

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    Closing tax gaps - OECD launches Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

    National tax laws have not kept pace with the globalisation of corporations and the digital economy, leaving gaps that can be exploited by multi-national corporations to artificially reduce their taxes.

  • 25-June-2013

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    OECD Model Tax Convention: Discussion draft on the tax treaty treatment of termination payments

    The OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs invites public comments on a discussion draft on the tax treaty treatment of various payments, such as non-competition payments, that may be made following the termination of an employment.

  • 18-June-2013

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    OECD reports to G8 on global system of automatic exchange of tax information

    The OECD has presented to G8 leaders the steps needed to create a fairer and more transparent global tax system.

  • 29-May-2013

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    OECD commits to stepping up efforts to tackle base erosion and profit shifting

    OECD governments have committed to stepping up their efforts to tackle base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) by endorsing the OECD's BEPS Declaration at the Organisation’s annual Ministerial Meeting in Paris.

  • 29-May-2013

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    Austria, Luxembourg and Singapore among countries signing-on to end tax secrecy

    As a further sign of international efforts to crack down on tax offenders, 12 more countries have signed, or committed to sign, the OECD’s Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. In addition, another 6 countries have ratified the Convention.

    Related Documents
  • 21-May-2013

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    Morocco signs the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Morocco has signed the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a multilateral agreement developed jointly by the Council of Europe and the OECD. Morocco is the 45th country to sign the Multilateral Convention since it was updated to meet the international standard on transparency and exchange of information and opened for signature to all countries in June 2011.

  • 21-May-2013

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    OECD approves the revision of Section on safe harbours in the Transfer Pricing Guidelines

    The OECD Council has approved the revision of Section E on safe harbours in Chapter IV of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines. New guidance provides opportunities for countries to relieve some compliance burdens and to provide greater certainty for cases involving smaller taxpayers or less complex transactions. It encourages the use of bilateral or multilateral safe harbours and provides sample MOUs to establish bilateral safe harbours.

  • 17-May-2013

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    Tax Commissioners unite to fight tax fraud

    The Forum on Tax Administration - Tax Commissioners from 45 countries - has been meeting in Moscow for the past two days. And released this comuniqué.

  • 17-May-2013

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    Tax administration: OECD publishes new comparative information on OECD and other advanced and emerging economies

    This fifth edition describes institutional setups, organisational arrangements and reforms, aspects of strategic management and human resource management, resources for tax administration, important areas of operational performance, the use of technology, and elements of the legislative and administrative framework for tax administration across the 52 economies covered by the series.

  • 30-April-2013

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    OECD’s Global Forum on Transfer Pricing releases a Draft Handbook on Transfer Pricing Risk Assessment

    The Steering Committee of the OECD Global Forum on Transfer Pricing publishes a Draft Handbook on Transfer Pricing Risk Assessment. This Handbook is intended to provide practical guidance to tax administrations in both OECD and non-OECD economies regarding the process of conducting transfer pricing risk assessments. Interested parties are invited to provide comments by 13 September 2013.

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