Over the last two decades almost all OECD countries have made major structural changes to their tax systems. In the case of the personal and corporate income tax regimes reforms have generally been rate reducing and base broadening, following the lead given by the United Kingdom in 1984 and the United States in 1986. In some countries, including Australia and New Zealand, reforms have been profound and sometimes implemented over a
The tax burden on labour and its evolution over time are issues that feature prominently in the political debate. Averaged across the OECD, personal income taxes, social security contributions and payroll taxes together account for more than 51% of total government revenues in 2008 (OECD, 2010).
8 July 2011 - On 9 March 2011, the OECD released an invitation to comment on the administrative aspects of transfer pricing. This was followed on 10 June 2011 by the release of a document containing a “Multi-country Analysis of Existing Transfer Pricing Simplification Measures” on which comments were also invited.
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10-June-2011: OECD releases a Multi-Country Analysis of Existing Transfer Pricing Simplification Measures.
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A discussion draft, prepared by the Special Sessions on Innovative Financial Transactions in January 1997.
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Tax competition is the strategic interaction of tax policy between sub-central governments with the objective to attract and retain mobile tax bases. This paper evaluates the main issues regarding tax compettition.
9 March 2011 - The OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs has launched a new project on the administrative aspects of transfer pricing. This work is regarded as important to strike a balance between the development of sophisticated guidance for complex transactions and the cost-effective use of taxpayers’ and tax administrations’ resources for improved compliance and enforcement processes.
The OECD has now released a scoping document for its new project on the transfer pricing aspects of intangibles.
The OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs is now completing its work on two transfer pricing projects which the OECD Council will be asked to approve by the end of July in the form of revisions to the Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations.
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The world is recovering from the worst crisis since the Great Depression, leaving a strong and lasting impact on Member countries’ public finances...