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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 19-April-2013

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    OECD reports new developments in tax information exchange

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria has presented a report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors that highlights measures to ensure that all taxpayers pay their fair share.

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  • 11-April-2013

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    Global Forum on tax transparency shifts focus to effectiveness of information exchange

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (referred to as "the Global Forum"), has released its peer review reports for Belize, Finland, Iceland, Nauru, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey.

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  • 5-April-2013

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    Costa Rica strengthens tax transparency

    Rica has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, the most comprehensive multilateral agreement available for tax-cooperation and exchange of information.

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  • 26-March-2013

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    Tax burdens on labour income in OECD countries continue to rise

    New data show that across OECD countries the average tax and social security burden on employment incomes increased by 0.1 of a percentage point to 35.6 per cent in 2012. It increased in 19 out of 34 countries, fell in 14, and remained unchanged in 1.

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  • 13-March-2013

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    Hedging through the tax charge: a threat to tax revenue

    Aggressive tax planning (ATP) schemes based on after-tax hedging pose a threat to countries’ revenue base. Empirical evidence suggests that hundreds of millions of USD are at stake, with a number of multi-billion transactions identified by countries.

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  • 26-February-2013

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    The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Lesotho as new members

    Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Lesotho have joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. As the 119th and 120th members of the Global Forum, they will participate in the peer review process which encourages all countries to adopt effective exchange of information in tax matters.

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  • 12-February-2013

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    OECD urges stronger international co-operation on corporate tax

    Global solutions are needed to ensure that tax systems do not unduly profit multinational enterprises, leaving citizens and small businesses with bigger tax bills.

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  • 11-February-2013

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    OECD releases system to reduce compliance cost and facilitate cross-border investment

    The amount of cross border portfolio investment exceeds 35 trillion USD. To encourage growth and cross-border investment more than 3000 tax treaties around the world based on the OECD Model reduce source taxation on a reciprocal basis.

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