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 non-cooperative jurisdictions. 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 141 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. 

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


Monica Bhatia, Head of the Global Forum Secretariat answers questions on the work being done to tackle tax evasion

What's new...

» 12 May 2017: Lebanon confirms its commitment towards greater tax transparency

» 5
 May 2017: Kuwait expands its capacity to fight international offshore tax avoidance and evasion

» 4 May 2017: Ecuador joins the Global Forum as its 140th member / (versión española)

24 April 2017:
A seminar on "Exchange of Information as a Tool to Combat Offshore Tax Evasion" took place in Turkey on 18-20 April

» 21 April 2017: The United Arab Emirates become the 109th jurisdiction to join the most powerful multilateral treaty against offshore tax evasion and avoidance

» 3 April 2017: A Last Mile Seminar on Effective EOI is taking place in Kampala, Uganda on 3-5 April 2017

» 30 March 2017: 
A second seminar on Beneficial Ownership took place in the Philippines on 28-30 March 2017

» 29 March 2017: Technical visit to Tanzania as part of the Global Forum's Induction Programme

» 18 March 2017: 
OECD tax report to G20 Finance Ministers

» 16 March 2017: Six more jurisdictions sign tax co-operation agreement with Hong Kong (China) and Panama ratifies the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

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