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The Global Forum is the continuation of a forum which was created in the early 2000s in the context of the OECD’s work to address the risks to tax compliance posed by tax havens. The original members of the Global Forum consisted of OECD countries and jurisdictions that had agreed to implement transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.

The Global Forum was restructured in September 2009 in response to the G20 call to strengthen implementation of these standards. The Global Forum now has 126 members on equal footing and is the premier international body for ensuring the implementation of the internationally agreed standards of transparency and exchange of information in the tax area. Through an in-depth peer review process, the restructured Global Forum monitors that its members fully implement the standard of transparency and exchange of information they have committed to implement. It also works to establish a level playing field, even among countries that have not joined the Global Forum.

This website is a key resource for those interested in following the peer review process and the developments in the implementation of the internationally agreed tax standard. The website contains key documents, key publications, outcomes of peer reviews, reports on progress to the G20, outcomes of meetings, news, press releases and any other related information. 

>> Read the Annual Report of the Global Forum: Tax Transparency 2014: Report on Progress

>> Read the Statement of Outcomes of all Global Forum Meetings: October 2014 - Berlin (also available in French and Spanish) / November 2013 - Jakarta (French version / Spanish version) /  October 2012 - Cape Town / October 2011 - Paris /  June 2011 - Bermuda September 2010 - Singapore /  September 2009 - Mexico 

What's new

>> 23 June 2015: Mauritius deepens its commitment to fight international tax avoidance and evasion

>> 22 June 2015: The EU Commission on June 17, made an announcement regarding third party non-cooperative jurisdictions. In response, Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and Monica Bhatia, Head of the Global Forum Secretariat sent a letter to all Global Forum members. Click here to read the letter.

>> 9 June 2015: African legislators renew commitments to the tax transparency agenda and to putting an end to tax avoidance and tax evasion - Read the communiqué

>> 1 June 2015: 
El Salvador joins international efforts to fight offshore tax evasion

>> 27 May 2015: 
The Global Forum releases new compliance ratings on tax transparency (peer review reports published for the Czech RepublicKazakhstan and Morocco)

>> 19 May 2015: 
Kenya hosted a "Last Mile Seminar" on "Effective Exchange of Information - An Auditor's Perspective" on 19-21 May 2015. This two and a half-day seminar focused on the connection between the domestic tax investigation and information gathering framework and the international infrastructure for exchange of information (“the Last Mile”)

>> 17 April 2015
: Read the Global Forum progress report delivered to G20 Finance Ministers for their meeting in Washington D.C. on 16-17 April 2015

Read more about automatic exchange of information 

Watch this video to understand what is being done to fight tax evasion  

4th Competent Authorities Conference
13-14 May 2015, Rome