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>> 26 September 2014The Philippines signs the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

>> 4 August 2014: Global Forum releases new compliance ratings on tax transparency for 10 jurisdictions


>> 14-16 July:
 Uruguay hosts Global Forum seminar on EOI: The Last Mile, An Auditor's Perspective


>> 21 July 2014: OECD releases full version of global standard for automatic exchange of information

 

>> 3 July 2014: Gabon joins international efforts to end tax avoidance and evasion

 

>> 26 June 2014: Cameroon signs the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

 

>> 18 June 2014: Andorra commits to automatic exchange of information in tax matters‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

 

>> 6 May 2014 - Countries commit to automatic exchange of information in tax matters

Read the Declaration on Automatic Exchange of Information in Tax Matters


>> 24 April 2014 - International community continues making progress on tax transparency

 

>> 24-28 February 2014: Regional Training Seminar on Exchange of Information: The International Standards and Peer Reviews

 

>> 13 December 2013: The 6th Global Forum Assessor Training Seminar took place on 9-11 December 2013 in the United Arab Emirates

 

>> 28 November 2013: Joint Statement by the countries and jurisdictions committed to early adoption of the new global standard on automatic exchange of information 

 

>> 22 November 2013:  Global Forum moves towards automatic exchange of tax information and transparency

 

>> 10- 12 September 2013: The ‘Last Mile’ Seminar for Tax Auditors – A second Global Forum seminar on effective EOI for tax auditors took place in Manila, the Philippines on 10-12 September 2013

 

>> 5 September 2013: OECD’s Gurría presents G20 leaders with proposal to tackle tax evasion

 

>> 27 August 2013: China joins international efforts to end tax evasion

 

>> 2 August 2013: The ‘Last Mile’ Seminars – The Global Forum kicks off sensitisation programs for tax auditors, Nagpur, India

 

‌>> 31 July 2013 - Global Forum on Tax: New reports review jurisdictions' information exchange

 

>> 20 July 2013: OECD calls on G20 finance ministers to support next steps in clampdown on tax avoidance

 

>> 4 June 2013: Competent Authorities discuss ways to improve cooperation on exchange of tax information

 

>> 29 May 2013: Austria, Luxembourg and Singapore among countries signing-on to end tax secrecy. Austria, Luxembourg and Singapore among countries signing-on to end tax secrecy

 

>> 3 May 2013: The Global Forum organised a regional training seminar for francophone African countries in Dakar


>> 11 April 2013: Global Forum on tax transparency shifts focus to effectiveness of information exchange (14 new peer review reports published)

>> 26 February 2013: The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Lesotho as new members

>> 23 January 2013: The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Romania as new member


>> 29 October 2012: Global Forum on tax transparency welcomes new members and reviews 12 countries

>> 17 October 2012: The Global Forum welcomes Burkina Faso and Cameroon as new members


>> 19 July 2012: Global Forum and UAE enhance co-operation to improve tax transparency in the MENA region


>> 20 June 2012: Global Forum and OECD report steady progress in international tax co-operation - Steady progress is being made towards tackling tax evasion more effectively, according to reports presented to G20 leaders at their summit in Los Cabos, Mexico


>> 17 April 2012: The Global Forum welcomes Tunisia as new member


>> 5 April 2012: Pressure to end tax evasion keeps growing as the Global Forum publishes another set of peer reviews (Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Korea, Malta, Mexico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Slovak Republic). Read the news release


>> 16 January 2012: The Global Forum welcomes Lithuania as new member

 

>> 15 December 2011: New tax agreements move Uruguay to the substantially implemented category

 

>> 4 November 2011 - Global Forum publishes reports to the G20 on Tax Transparency

 

>> 2 November 2011 - Montserrat expands its network for international exchange of tax information

 

>> 20 October 2011 - The Global Forum expands as El Salvador, Mauritania, and Morocco commit to the standard

 

>> 29 September 2011 - Trinidad and Tobago becomes the 102nd Global Forum member

 

>> 23 September 2011 - Guernsey leads the way on tax information agreements with developing nations. Read the news release

 

>> 12 September 2011 - Jurisdictions move towards full tax transparency (12 new peer review reports published)

 

>> 4 July 2011 - Costa Rica expands its network for international exchange of tax information. Read the news release

 

>> 20 June 2011 - Vanuatu expands its network for international exchange of tax information. Read the news release

 

>> 1 June 2011 - Countries continue to move towards better tax transparency. Furthering their efforts to fight against international tax evasion and bank secrecy, members of the Global Forum have issued 9 new peer review reports. The reports on Hungary, the Philippines, Singapore and Switzerland focus on the legal framework for transparency and exchange of tax information. Those for the Isle of Man, Italy, France, New Zealand and the United States also cover the exchange of information in practice 

 

>> 14 April 2011 - The Global Forum keeps up the pressure. Reports on Aruba, The Bahamas, Belgium, Estonia, and Ghana evaluate their legal and regulatory frameworks for the exchange of information. Reports on Canada and Germany assess both the legal frameworks and their implementation in practice 

 

>> 13 April 2011 - The Global Forum groups more than half the world. With Ghana, Georgia and Nigeria joining in the past few weeks, the Global Forum has now 101 members and expects more countries to join soon 

 

>> 1 March 2011 - The Republic of Liberia has signed an agreement allowing for exchange of tax information with Ghana on 24 February 2011. Liberia’s signing with Ghana brings their total to 12 agreements that meet the internationally agreed tax standard. Read the news release

 

>> 21 February 2011 - G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met in Paris, France on 18-19 February 2011. In a Communiqué they refer to the work of the Global Forum. Read the relevant paragraph

 

>> 28 January 2011 - Laws in some countries do not meet global standards. The Global Forum has released ten reports which evaluate jurisdictions’ commitment to tax transparency and examine whether information is made available and accessible to foreign tax authorities. These reports follow eight others released in September 2010. Read the news release


>> 12 November 2010 - Report on progress made against international tax evasion to G20 Finance Ministers

 

>> 2 November 2010 - The second Assessor Training Seminar took place on 27-29 October 2010 in London

 

>> 27 October 2010 - Belize signs its 12th exchange of information agreement meeting the international standard. Read more

 

>> 4 October 2010 - The Marshall Islands signs its 12th exchange of information agreement meeting the international standard. Read more

 

>> Global Forum delivers global report card. The Global Forum issued phase one peer reviews covering the legal and regulatory frameworks for transparency and exchange of tax information in Bermuda, Botswana, Cayman Islands, India, Jamaica, Monaco, Panama, Qatar. Read the news release

 

>> 17 September 2010 - The Cook Islands signs its 12th tax agreement meeting the international standard

 

>> 1 September 2010 - Singapore is kindly hosting the second meeting of the Global Forum on 29-30 September 2010

 

>> 18 August 2010 -  Brunei ranked as implementing international information standard. Read more

 

>> 27 June 2010 - The G20 Summit took place in Toronto. In a Communiqué G20 Leaders refer to the work of the Global Forum:
"We fully support the work of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, and welcomed progress on their peer review process, and the development of a multilateral mechanism for information exchange which will be open to all interested countries. Since our meeting in London in April 2009, the number of signed tax information agreements has increased by almost 500. We encourage the Global Forum to report to Leaders by November 2011 on progress countries have made in addressing the legal framework required to achieve an effective exchange of information. We also welcome progress on the Stolen Asset Recovery Program, and support its efforts to monitor progress to recover the proceeds of corruption. We stand ready to use countermeasures against tax havens."

 

>> 23 June 2010 - The Principality of Monaco has today signed tax information exchange agreements with the 7 Nordic economies (Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). This brings the total number of TIEAs signed by Monaco to 18

 

>> 5 June 2010 - G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors met in Busan, Republic of Korea. In a Communiqué they refer to the work of the Global Forum. Read the relevant paragraph.

 

>> 3 June 2010 - Brazil, Indonesia ranked as implementing international information standard. Read more on the press release

 

>> 27 May 2010 - A boost to multilateral tax cooperation: 15 countries sign updated Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. Read the news release and remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

 

>> 27 May 2010 – The Republic of Liberia signed a tax information exchange agreement with the Netherlands. This is the first such agreement signed by Liberia, and has been concluded in the context of a multilateral negotiations with a number of OECD member countries with the assistance of the OECD Secretariat. It is expected that Liberia will sign approximately 12 more such agreements over the coming months as a result of these efforts

 

>> 19 May 2010 - Three Caribbean jurisdictions (Dominica, Grenada and Saint Lucia) move up on OECD progress report. Read the news release

 

>> 23 April 2010 - G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bankers on Global Economy met in Washington. In a Communiqué they refer to the work of the Global Forum. Read the relevant paragraph

 

>> 24 March 2010 - Progress on exchange of information in the Caribbean. Read the press release

 

>> 22 & 23 March 2010 - The Global Forum held its inaugural Assessor Training Seminar in Paris. This important event was attended by 34 experts from tax authorities in 25 jurisdictions from around the globe