Reports


  • 5-April-2012

    English

    Peer Review Report of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework

    This report summarises the legal and regulatory framework for transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines .

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  • 5-April-2012

    English

    Peer Review Report of Malta - Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework

    This report summarises the legal and regulatory framework for transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes in Malta.

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  • 5-April-2012

    English

    Peer Review Report of Mexico - Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework

    This report summarises the legal and regulatory framework for transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes in Mexico.

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  • 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

    English

    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.

  • 15-February-2012

    English

    Reforming Fiscal Federalism and Local Government - 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. The country chapters identify common patterns and factors that are conducive to reforms of the intergovernmental fiscal framework, using a common methodological approach. The summary chapter highlights the cross-cutting issues emerging from the country chapters and shows the key factors in the institutional, political, economic and fiscal areas that are supporting reform success. The report’s approach results in valuable insights for policy makers designing, adopting and implementing fiscal federalism and local government reforms.
  • 19-January-2012

    English

    Dealing Effectively with the Challenges of Transfer Pricing

    This report addresses the practical administration of transfer pricing programmes by tax administrations. Technical analysis of how transfer prices should be computed in accordance with the arm’s length principle is outside the scope of this report. Instead the report focuses on the practical experiences of a number of FTA member countries and some non-member countries. The report discusses ways in which the management of transfer pricing programmes can be optimised, so that transfer pricing audits and enquiries are conducted efficiently and in a timely manner, for the benefit of MNEs and tax administrations alike. It is concerned with the practical steps tax administrations need to take to correctly identify transfer pricing cases that merit audit or enquiry and then to progress those cases to as early a conclusion as possible. 
  • 19-January-2012

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    Working Smarter in Revenue Administration: Using Demand Management Strategies to Meet Service Delivery Goals

    This information note summarises the findings of a study conducted by the Forum on Tax Administration‘s Taxpayer Services Sub-group to identify what processes revenue bodies have in place and what steps are taken to understand the root causes of service demand and how that knowledge is applied to either reduce demand or shift it to more cost-efficient channels.

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  • 19-January-2012

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    Right from the Start: Influencing the Compliance Environment for Small and Medium Enterprises

    This information note introduces the concept of ‘Right from the Start’ and shares examples of measures aimed at influencing taxpayer behaviour through early interventions or lasting alterations to the compliance environment. It sets out theoretical concepts, provides practical guidance on how these may be applied, and discusses how this can lead to savings and improved compliance outcomes while also benefitting taxpayers.

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  • 19-January-2012

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    Reducing Opportunities for Tax Non-compliance in the Underground Economy

    Building on the Forum’s previous work on compliance risk management, this information note explores the approaches and experiences of member revenue bodies in addressing tax risks associated with the underground economy, including the use of electronic payment systems to both conceal and reveal unreported income.

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