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  • 14-December-2020

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    Global Forum Secretariat and African Tax Administration Forum deliver new toolkit to help countries set up and run effective exchange of information units

    In line with their respective mandates, the Global Forum and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) are jointly publishing a new Toolkit for Establishing and Running an Effective Exchange of Information Function.

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  • 9-December-2020

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    International community reaches important milestone in fight against tax evasion

    New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published today by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum).

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  • 8-December-2020

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    Heads of tax administration agree global actions to meet the current economic and administrative challenges

    Today, senior officials from the 53 members of the OECD Forum on Tax Administration, which includes all OECD and G20 members, agreed an ambitious agenda for the next year, focused on enhancing resilience and tax certainty as well as the digital transformation of tax administrations.

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  • 3-December-2020

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    OECD tax revenues fall slightly before the COVID-19 pandemic, but countries face much larger decreases ahead, particularly from consumption taxes

    Tax revenues fell across the OECD for the first time in a decade during 2019, but a much larger decrease is expected in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic drives down economic activity and consumption tax revenues, according to new OECD research published today.

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  • 1-December-2020

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    Global Forum Secretariat delivers new Confidentiality and Information Security Management toolkit to assist in the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information Standard

    The toolkit is designed to ensure more countries can benefit from AEOI. It provides detailed guidance on implementing the building blocks of a legal and ISM framework that adheres to internationally recognised standards or best practices, as required by the AEOI Standard, and ensures the confidentiality of the exchanged information.

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  • 30-November-2020

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    New OECD self-assessment tool to help jurisdictions tackle tax crimes

    A new diagnostic tool will allow jurisdictions to self-assess their capabilities across a range of legal, strategic and operational areas to support their efforts to tackling tax crime effectively.

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  • 27-November-2020

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    Bahrain signs landmark agreement to strengthen its tax treaties

    Bahrain has today signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the Convention), becoming the 95th jurisdiction to join the Convention, which now covers over 1,700 bilateral tax treaties.

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  • 26-November-2020

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    Chile deposits its instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention and other updates

    Chile has deposited its instrument of ratification for the MLI, which now covers almost 1700 bilateral tax treaties, thus underlining its strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and BEPS by multinational enterprises. For Chile, the MLI will enter into force on 1 March 2021.

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  • 26-November-2020

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    Governments should strike a balance between encouraging philanthropy through tax support and ensuring effective public policy

    Governments should continue providing support to the philanthropic sector while taking steps to safeguard tax systems and ensure that the activities of philanthropic organisations continue to align with the public interest, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 23-November-2020

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    OECD delivers on tackling harmful tax practices, as a further set of preferential tax regimes are dismantled or tightened (BEPS Action 5)

    Jurisdictions continue making progress in countering harmful tax practices, as contemplated in the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard, with the Inclusive Framework on BEPS now having approved the outcomes of the 2020 reviews by the OECD Forum on Harmful Tax Practices.

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