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  • 17-January-2024

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    Zambia joins Global Forum as 39th African member

    Zambia has joined the international fight against tax evasion as 171st member – and 39th African member – of the Global Forum. Zambia is the sixth African country to join the Global Forum in the past eighteen months, following the Republic of the Congo (June 2022), Angola (March 2023), Zimbabwe (April 2023), Sierra Leone (May 2023) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (December 2023).

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  • 4-January-2024

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    Senegal commits to start automatic exchange of financial account information by 2025

    Senegal has committed to implement the international Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (AEOI) by September 2025.

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  • 20-December-2023

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    UK's Tim Power elected new Chair of the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs

    The OECD's Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) has elected Mr. Tim Power, Deputy Director for Business and International Tax in His Majesty’s Treasury of the United Kingdom, as the Chair of the Committee beginning on 18 December 2023. He replaces Mr. Gaël Perraud, who resigned in December 2023 following his move to a new position within the French Ministry of Finance.

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  • 18-December-2023

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    International tax reform: OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework releases new information on key aspects of the Two-Pillar Solution

    Today, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS (Inclusive Framework) released further technical guidance to assist governments with implementation of the global minimum tax under Pillar Two and a statement on the timeline of the Multilateral Convention (MLC) under Pillar One.

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  • 13-December-2023

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    Countering harmful tax practices: Over 54 000 exchanges on tax rulings carried out among more than 130 jurisdictions under the BEPS Action 5 standard

    Today, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS released the latest peer review assessments for 131 jurisdictions in relation to the compulsory spontaneous exchange of information on tax rulings. This is the seventh annual peer review of the implementation of the BEPS Action 5 minimum standard on tax rulings.

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  • 7-December-2023

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    Enhancing global collaboration is key in tackling tax crime in the digitalising economy

    Over 120 experts on tax crimes and financial crimes, including the heads and senior officials of tax crime agencies from 46 jurisdictions, came together on 5-7 December for the Sixth OECD Forum on Tax and Crime in Rome, Italy.

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  • 6-December-2023

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    Global energy crisis and government responses drive a significant fall in tax levels in OECD countries

    High energy prices triggered by Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine prompted governments to reduce excise taxes during 2022, leading to lower tax levels in many countries, according to new OECD analysis.

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  • 1-December-2023

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    Global Forum charts course for its future tax transparency agenda, building on remarkable achievements so far

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) concluded its 16th plenary meeting today, marking significant advances in its efforts to deliver transparency and exchange of information (EOI) for tax purposes for all.

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  • 27-November-2023

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    Fuel taxes less resilient than emission permit prices amid high inflation

    Tax rates in the road transport sector decreased in a large majority of OECD and G20 countries between 2021 and 2023, due in part to government support and high inflation, eroding the carbon pricing signals designed to alter consumer behaviour and help countries meet climate change objectives, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 22-November-2023

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    Media Advisory: Global Forum annual meeting

    The past decade has seen unprecedented progress in the global fight against offshore tax evasion, with sizable revenue benefits for governments worldwide. Voluntary disclosure programmes, offshore tax investigations and related measures have generated more than EUR 126 billion in additional revenues, while 123 jurisdictions are now committed to the international standard on Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI).

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