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This guidance note describes the processes needed in business and accounting software to attain a sufficient level of reliability for electronic records kept in support of tax returns during the retention period prescribed by tax legislation in individual countries.
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The growth of e-services is presenting many opportunities and challenges to revenue authorities. The initial response by many revenue authorities has centred on the provision of e-filing solutions for the various tax types administered. However, increasingly, both customers and Governments expect more comprehensive e-services that match the best of the commercial sector. Providing e-services that are joined-up, customer-centric and
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Model simulations illustrate a number of channels through which the US current-account deficit could narrow and explore the implications across countries. Economic Studies No. 38.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 76, chapter V. Fiscal policy has been used as an antidote to weak activity during the most recent downturn and fiscal consolidation has been delayed in some countries because of its perceived costs in terms of lower activity. However, the impact of fiscal policy on aggregate demand depends on the responses of private saving to changes in fiscal stance. In certain circumstances budget deficit shifts can be
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This note examines how random audits are used in the context of an overall programme of compliance improvement for small and mid-size business taxpayers. It was prepared by a study team comprised of officials from revenue authorities in Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom and United States.
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The purpose of this guidance note is to provide a framework for the application of modern compliance risk management principles to the management of tax compliance risks. It identifies and discusses the general principles found in both the identification and treatment of compliance risks within a wide variety of taxation jurisdictions. It provides information about the way in which treatment strategies influence the behaviour of
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This note focuses on several aspects of the use of Internet search tools for tax administration (i.e. tax compliance checking) purposes, namely: - the general background of the rise of e-commerce and the corresponding compliance issues against which the need for Internet search tools is being given substance; - an overview of country experiences with the use of Internet search tools; - a description of the functional components of
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This information note, consisting largely of a number of country case studies, seeks to illustrate the applicatio of compliance risk management techniques in the audit case selection processes of revenue authorities in a number of OECD member countries. The note was prepared with the assistance of officials from revenue authorities in Australia, Austrai, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway,
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The OECD has released an analytical study of transfer pricing issues in respect of employee stock option plans. This study was prepared by the OECD Secretariat and benefited from considerable input and detailed discussions from the Delegates to the Working Party No. 6 on the Taxation of Multinational Enterprises of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs. When developing this Study, the OECD Secretariat also received formal and informal input
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, chapter VI. A look at how stock market movements have affected government revenues in selected countries.