In partnership with UNDP, the OECD will be launching the Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative on 13 July 2015 in Addis Ababa. A panel of leading figures will discuss the future development of the initiative. Find out more
The Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) initiative enables the transfer of tax audit knowledge and skills to tax administrations in developing countries through a real time, “learning by doing” approach. Experts – currently serving or recently retired tax officials – are deployed to work directly with local tax officials on current audits and audit-related issues concerning international tax matters, and to share general audit practices.
The project concept has received the strong support of the G20 Leaders in their August 2013 St Petersburg Declaration including in the Tax Annex, and from the G8 Leaders at their summit in June 2013 (Lough Erne Communiqué).
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
The Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative has been in a trial operational phase to end December 2014. Progress has been reviewed and TIWB will be developed in partnership with UNDP. We are undertaking a number of pilot expert deployment projects. Information about the TIWB pilot projects and how to get involved is available from the TIWB Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. The role of the Secretariat is to facilitate the deployment of experts who will provide real-time tax audit assistance to developing countries.
TIWB is a project of the Tax and Development Programme of the OECD, a joint initiative between the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the Development Co-operation Directorate.