Speeches / Presentations


  • 30-June-2011

    English

    Challenges in Designing Competitive Tax Systems

    Countries must boost international co-operation as they redesign their tax systems to meet future revenue needs and economic competitiveness challenges, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

  • 14-June-2011

    English

    Adapting tax systems and international tax rules to the new global environment: A shared challenge for India and the OECD

    India faces the same challenges as every OECD member country: how to adapt its domestic tax system and its international tax policies to a borderless economy, and how to ensure that the approaches embraced today will be well suited to meet the needs of the economy of tomorrow, said OECD Secretary-General. OECD can offer to India a forum for sharing worldwide experiences and benchmarking national policies against best practices, a

  • 25-May-2011

    English, , 172kb

    Recent Tax Information Exchange Agreements

    This document contains all the Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs) signed by individual jurisdiction.

  • 24-March-2011

    English

    Challenges and policies for promoting inclusive growth

    Statement by Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the occasion of the OECD-WB Conference on challenges and policies for promoting inclusive growth, 24-25 March 2011 at OECD, Paris.

  • 19-October-2010

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    Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes

    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’

  • 20-September-2010

    English

    Domestic resources mobilisation: Achieving development and the MDGs in a sustainable way

    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.

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  • 9-June-2010

    English

    Prepared Remarks of Commissioner of Internal Revenue Douglas H. Shulman before the OECD/BIAC

    Remarks made by Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman, US Internal Revenue Service on 8 June 2010 at the OECD/BIAC meeting.

  • 7-June-2010

    English

    Fiscal consolidation

    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

  • 28-January-2010

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  • 26-October-2009

    English

    Financial institutions and instruments: tax challenges and solutions

    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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