United Kingdom

Fifth OECD Forum on Tax and Crime


A Whole of Government Approach

7-8 November 2017  |  London, United Kingdom

In the wake of increased media interest and public concern, more than 200 tax crime and economic crime experts from around the world came together to discuss ways to tackle tax and economic crime more effectively. The Forum brought together experts on tax, customs, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, policing, and prosecution, to take stock of the threats posed by tax crime, the progress made in combating it, and the priorities for action.

The conference identified five priorities for action:

  1. Ensure that professional enablers help people pay the tax they owe, and play their part in tackling tax crime.
  2. Step-up the level of international and cross-government co-operation to build a comprehensive and global response to tax crime.
  3. Learn the lessons from around the world about how best to respond to tax crime by implementing the OECD's Ten Global Principles.
  4. Strengthen our ability to collaborate globally and by building capacity to share intelligence and data quickly and securely.
  5. Build capacity in all countries - including developing countries - to combat financial crimes so that there can be no hiding place for tax criminals.


Published at the Forum

Fighting Tax Crime: The Ten Global Principles

This report sets out the 10 essential principles for effectively fighting tax crimes. It covers the legal, institutional, administrative, and operational aspects necessary for putting in place an efficient system for fighting tax crimes and other financial crimes. It draws on the insights and experience of jurisdictions around the world.

The purpose is to allow jurisdictions to benchmark their legal and operational framework, and identify areas where improvements can be made. Future work in this area will include adding country specific details, covering a wide range of countries.


Fighting Tax Crime: The Ten Global Principles

Effective Inter-Agency Co-Operation in Fighting Tax Crimes and Other Financial Crimes (Third Edition)

This report describes the current position in 51 countries as to the law and practice for domestic inter-agency co-operation in fighting tax crimes and other financial crimes including, for the first time, co-operation with authorities responsible for the investigation and prosecution of corruption. It identifies successful practices based on countries' experiences of inter-agency co-operation in practice and makes recommendations for how co-operation may be improved.

Effective Inter-Agency Co-Operation in Fighting Tax Crimes and Other Financial Crimes - Third Edition



  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Comores
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Namibia
  • The Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Rwanda
  • The Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States


Regional and International Organisations

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT)
  • Egmont
  • EUROPOL United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • World Bank Group
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)





5th Forum on Tax and Crime - November 2017


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