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The purpose of this note is to report the findings, observations and international comparisons derived from a survey of auditor workforce management approaches adopted in selected OECD countries. The survey, conducted over the last year and involving some 10 member countries, explored a range of matters, including: 1) identifying the required capabilities of auditors and audit managers; 2) methods for assessing auditor capability; 3)
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The purpose of this note is to share information concerning the strategies employed by a number of selected revenue bodies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of indirect measurement methods used to validate and to establish taxpayers’ tax liabilities in the course of tax audit activities. The note summarises the results of a short survey conducted in selected countries on their use of indirect income measurement methods, with
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The OECD's project on Harmful Tax Practices: 2006 Update on Progress in Member Countries
Tax reform is an on-going process, with tax systems continuously adopting to reflect changing economic, social and political circumstances. Over the last two decades, almost all OECD countries have undertaken structural changes in their tax system which have altered the way these systems function and their economic and social impacts. In some countries – as, for instance, many of the Eastern European economies in transition - the
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Economic Outlook No. 79, Chapter 3. This special chapter addresses the following questions: How much will ageing boost public health and long-term care expenditures over the next 50 years? What other factors influence spending and how are they likely to evolve? Which role could policies play in containing future spending pressures?
These documents provide a definition of shared taxes, established by the Council of Europe, agreed upon by the council of Ministers on January 19, 2006.
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This information note briefly describes the use of pre-populated returns that has become a feature of the personal income tax systems in countries in the Nordic region and elsewhere, particularly over the last decade or so.
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The purpose of this note is to share information concerning the strategies employed by a number of national revenue bodies to increase the take-up rates of electronic services, in particular the electronic filing of tax returns.
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The purpose of this note is to share information about email implementations as they affect taxpayer service delivery from a small number of national revenue bodies.
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This note summarises information provided by revenue bodies in seven OECD member countries regarding application software solutions, planned or implemented, to support revenue administration.