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  • 22-June-2018

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    Vanuatu signs the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Vanuatu today signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, making it the 123rd jurisdiction to join the world’s leading instrument for boosting transparency and combating cross-border tax evasion.

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  • 11-June-2018

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    Liberia signs the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Liberia today signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, making it the 122nd jurisdiction to join the world’s leading instrument for boosting transparency and combating cross-border tax evasion.

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  • 29-May-2018

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    Paraguay joins international efforts against tax evasion and avoidance

    Paraguay signed today the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, making it the 119th jurisdiction to join the world’s leading instrument for boosting transparency and combating cross-border tax evasion.

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  • 28-May-2018

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    Peru to join two major OECD Conventions:Anti-Bribery Convention and multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    Peru is taking important steps toward fighting corruption and fostering greater transparency and exchange of information by completing the necessary steps to become a Party to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Anti-Bribery Convention) and the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.

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  • 19-April-2018

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    OECD addresses the misuse of residence/citizenship by investment schemes

    Today’s revelations from the “Daphne Project” on the Maltese residence and citizenship by investment schemes underline the crucial importance of the the OECD’s work to ensure that the integrity of the OECD/G20 Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is preserved and that any circumvention is detected and addressed.

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  • 17-April-2018

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    Public comments received on misuse of residence by investment schemes to circumvent the Common Reporting Standard

    The consultation document assessed how these schemes are used in an attempt to circumvent the CRS; identified the types of schemes that present a high risk of abuse; reminded stakeholders of the importance of correctly applying relevant CRS due diligence procedures in order to help prevent such abuse; and explained next steps the OECD will undertake to further address the issue, assisted by public input.

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  • 5-April-2018

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    Global network for the automatic exchange of offshore account information continues to grow; OECD releases new edition of the CRS Implementation Handbook

    Today, the OECD published a new set of bilateral exchange relationships established under the Common Reporting Standard Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (CRS MCAA) which for the first time includes activations by Panama. The OECD also released the second edition of the Common Reporting Standard Implementation Handbook.

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  • 4-April-2018

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    Global Forum issues tax transparency compliance ratings for nine jurisdictions as membership rises to 150

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published today nine peer review reports assessing compliance with international standards on tax transparency.

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  • 9-March-2018

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    Game over for CRS avoidance! OECD adopts tax disclosure rules for advisors

    Today, the OECD has issued new model disclosure rules that require lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, banks and other service providers to inform tax authorities of any schemes they put in place for their clients to avoid reporting under the OECD/G20 Common Reporting Standard (CRS) or prevent the identification of the beneficial owners of entities or trusts.

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  • 19-February-2018

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