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Speech by Jeffrey Owens delivered at the Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes that was held on 29-30 September 2010 in Singapore. Jeffrey Owens talks about the impact of the crisis and governments’ attitudes towards tax compliance, cooperation between tax and other law enforcement agencies, the role of taxation in development and a renewed emphasis on confidentiality and taxpayers’
Equitable and efficient tax systems and administrations have an important role to play in securing domestic funding for development, according to Angel Gurría. He added that African policy makers need to reform tax systems and generate revenues, to complement external sources of financing, such as official development assistance, remittances and foreign direct investment.
Remarks made by Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman, US Internal Revenue Service on 8 June 2010 at the OECD/BIAC meeting.
Governments and central banks have implemented wide-ranging support packages in response to the global crisis. Discretionary fiscal measures, coupled with cyclical revenue losses and expenditure hikes, have resulted in a sharp increase in budget deficits, which are projected to peak at 8¼ per cent of GDP in the OECD area as a whole in 2010. How to get out of this dangerous spiral? How can we address this challenge while at the same
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Improving tax systems and increasing domestically generated resources bring important benefits to developing countries
Attending the International tax dialogue conference in Beijing, Mr. Gurría reminded that globalisation requires strengthened international co-operation on taxation which is essential to finance public services, infrastructure development and poverty reduction in rich and poor countries alike.
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Frequently asked questions about the project on countering offshore tax evasion. Last updated 28 September 2009.
Angel Gurría reported to G20 on progress towards greater transparency and international cooperation in tax matters. Read the latest Progress Report listing where jurisdictions stand in implementing the international tax standard.
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A report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on the Outcomes of the Los Cabos (Mexico) Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.
Mr. Gurría reminded that in recent months, thanks to pressure from the G20 to step up the drive against tax evasion, dozens of countries and territories have taken steps to conform to the international standards developed at the OECD. He affirmed that co-operation between tax administrations is now becoming the rule and the threshold of tolerance for tax evasion has dropped to zero.