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  • 16-July-2014

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    OECD approves the 2014 update to the OECD Model Tax Convention

    The OECD Council approved yesterday the contents of the 2014 update to the OECD Model Tax Convention. The update will be incorporated in a revised version of the Model Tax Convention that will be published in the next few months.

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  • 3-July-2014

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    Gabon joins international efforts to end tax avoidance and evasion

    Gabon has signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters at a ceremony today at the OECD. Gabon is the seventh African country to sign the Convention since it was opened for signature to all countries in June 2011.

  • 26-June-2014

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    Cameroon signs the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Cameroon has become the 65th signatory of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, the most powerful international instrument to fight international tax avoidance and evasion.

  • 18-June-2014

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    Andorra commits to automatic exchange of information in tax matters

    Andorra has become the 48th signatory to an OECD Declaration that commits countries to end bank secrecy for tax purposes.

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  • 21-May-2014

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    Rising air pollution-related deaths taking heavy toll on society, OECD says

    Air pollution is costing advanced economies plus China and India an estimated USD 3.5 trillion a year in premature deaths and ill health and the costs will rise without government action to limit vehicle emissions, a new OECD report says.

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  • 7-May-2014

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    Comments received on discussion drafts on Neutralise the Effects of Hybrid Mismatch Arrangements published

    OECD publishes comments received on Action 2 discussions drafts (Neutralise the Effects of Hybrid Mismatch Arrangements)

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  • 6-May-2014

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  • 30-April-2014

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    Top earners capturing growing share of total income in many countries, says OECD

    The shares of the richest 1% in total pre-tax income have increased in most OECD countries over the past three decades. This rise is the result of the top 1% capturing a disproportionate share of overall income growth over that timeframe: up to 37% in Canada and 47% in the United States, according to new OECD analysis.

  • 24-April-2014

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    International community continues making progress on tax transparency

    The international community continues making progress toward greater cooperation to ensure effective information exchange in tax matters. The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes issued today 12 new reports that highlight action being taken by jurisdictions to implement the international standard for exchange of information on request.

  • 18-April-2014

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    Governments endorse new OECD Guidelines on applying VAT across borders

    The governments of 86 countries have taken a key step towards preventing value added tax from weighing on trade while also safeguarding state revenues by endorsing the first internationally agreed framework for applying national VAT rules to cross-border transactions.

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