Reports


  • 28-March-2012

    English

    Reforming Fiscal Federalism: Beyond the Zero-Sum Game

    This book describes and examines reforms of fiscal federalism and local government in 10 OECD countries implemented over the past decade.

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  • 5-March-2012

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    Hybrid Mismatch Arrangements: Tax Policy and Compliance Issues

    Aggressive Tax Planning is an increasing source of concern for many governments. This report describes the most common types of hybrid mismatch arrangements (i.e. arrangements exploiting differences in the tax treatment of instruments, entities or transfers between two or more countries) and the effects they aim to achieve. It summarises the tax policy issues raised by these arrangements and describes the policy options to address

  • 20-February-2012

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    Risk sharing

    Macroeconomic crises and shocks often cause large and unforeseen income and employment losses. This chapter presents new OECD analysis of the types of policies that have helped to protect the most vulnerable from these losses in a wide group of OECD and emerging countries.

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  • 10-February-2012

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    Policy note no. 10: Managing government debt and assets after the crisis

    In the wake of the financial crisis, government debt in the OECD area has increased massively on top of already high debt-GDP ratios prior to the crisis, by some 30% of GDP between 2007 and 2011 on average, rendering fiscal positions in many countries unsustainable.

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  • 23-January-2012

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    Income inequality and growth - The role of taxes and transfers, Economics Department Policy Note No. 9

    Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

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  • 23-January-2012

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    Less income inequality and more growth - Are they compatible?

    Can both less income inequality and more growth be achieved? A recent OECD study sheds new light on the link between policies that boost growth and the distribution of income.

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  • 23-January-2012

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    Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

    Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8

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  • 2-January-2012

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    Resource flows and trends in fragile states

    This annual DAC-INAF report serves as a tool to better monitor the levels, timing and composition of resource flows to fragile states, and presents salient facts on aid flows to fragile states, the impact on fragile states of the three crises and the need for a whole-of-government response.

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  • 25-August-2011

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    Corporate Loss Utilisation through Aggressive Tax Planning

    Corporate losses raise compliance risks if aggressive tax planning is used as a means of increasing or accelerating tax relief in ways not intended by the legislator, or to generate artificial losses. This report describes the size of loss carry-forwards, the rules applicable in relation to losses, and identifies the following risk areas: corporate reorganisations, financial instruments and non-arm’s length transfer pricing. After

  • 22-July-2011

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    Outcomes of public consultation VAT/GST Guidelines on Neutrality

    Following the invitation for public comment on the VAT/GST Guidelines on Neutrality, the OECD has now published the comments received. These comments were very supportive of the Guidelines and will be used to develop further guidance on their implementation in practice.

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