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  • 29-October-2012

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    Global Forum on tax transparency welcomes new members and reviews 12 countries

    At the Global Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, delegates from 81 jurisdictions and 11 international organisations evaluated whether all Forum members are exchanging tax information effectively.

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  • 25-October-2012

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    OECD and ATAF strengthen tax co-operation with Africa

    The OECD and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) have signed a Memorandum of Co-operation, agreeing to work together to improve tax systems in Africa.

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  • 24-October-2012

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    Tax: Revenues rising slowly across the OECD

    In most OECD countries tax revenues are continuing to rise in relation to GDP from the 2008-09 declines seen at the beginning of the crisis, according to OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics. OECD countries collected about 34.0% of GDP in taxes in 2011, compared with 33.8% in 2010.

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  • 17-October-2012

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    Tax: The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Burkina Faso and Cameroon as new members

    Burkina Faso and Cameroon have joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. As 112th and 113th members of the Global Forum they will participate in the peer review process which encourages all countries to adopt effective exchange of information in tax matters.

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  • 1-October-2012

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    Tax: The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Pakistan as new member

    Pakistan has joined the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. As the 111th member of the Global Forum, it will participate in the peer review process which encourages all countries to adopt effective exchange of information in tax matters.

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  • 13-September-2012

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    Argentina becomes the first South American country to become a Party to the Multilateral Convention

    Today Argentina has deposited its instrument of ratification making Argentina the first country from South America to become a Party to the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters and allowing it to benefit from cross border tax co-operation and information sharing.

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  • 26-July-2012

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    Tax: OECD welcomes multilateral efforts to improve international tax compliance and transparency

    The OECD welcomed today a new model international tax agreement designed to improve cross-border tax compliance and boost transparency.

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  • 24-July-2012

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    Improving international tax co-operation: OECD releases reports on automatic exchange and tax confidentiality

    Furthering its efforts to strengthen international tax co-operation, the OECD has issued two new reports on automatic exchange and tax confidentiality. The report on automatic exchange of information describes what it is, how it works, where it stands and what challenges remain. The report on confidentiality of information exchanged examines all aspects of ensuring the protection of information exchanged for tax purposes.

  • 19-July-2012

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    Global Forum Secretariat and United Arab Emirates enhance co-operation to improve tax transparency in the MENA region

    The Global Forum Secretariat enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Arab Emirates, confirming UAE’s commitment to the Global Forum’s work on transparency and exchange of information.

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  • 18-July-2012

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    Tax: OECD updates OECD Model Tax Convention to extend information requests to groups

    The OECD has updated Article 26 of the OECD Model Tax Convention, which sets out the international standard on exchange of information. The standard provides for information exchange on request, where the information is “foreseeably relevant” for the administration of the taxes of the requesting party, regardless of bank secrecy and a domestic tax interest.

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