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  • 15-December-2011

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    Tax: Uruguay’s tax transparency improving, says OECD’s Gurría

    Uruguay has signed 7 new agreements providing for the exchange of tax information, showing its willingness to implement the global standards.

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  • 9-December-2011

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    Taxation can promote equality, says International Tax Dialogue

    Addressing growing inequalities is now at the centre of the political debate and all countries are taking different actions to address it. The 4th ITD Global Conferenceon ‘Tax and Inequality’ held in New Delhi, India on 7 – 9 December 2011 discussed the role of taxation in reducing inequalities in income and wealth and tried to identify which policies have failed and which could play a greater role in reducing inequalities in the

  • 29-November-2011

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    Tax revenues stabilise in OECD countries in 2010

    OECD countries acknowledge that taxes must play a role in the process of fiscal consolidation as they battle unprecedented budget deficits. In 2010, the majority of OECD governments have stabilised their tax to GDP, with the average ratio moving up slightly from 33.8% in 2009 to 33.9% in 2010.

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  • 4-November-2011

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    Tax: Global Forum Publishes Report to the G20 on Tax Transparency

    Tax Transparency 2011: Report on Progress, a report prepared by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, was delivered to the G20 in Cannes and is now available to journalists.&

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  • 3-November-2011

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    Tax: G20 countries strengthen international tax co-operation

    "Tax co-operation and compliance are of crucial importance for all countries and citizens - and not only in times of a tight fiscal and budgetary environment,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría from the Cannes G20 Summit.

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  • 26-October-2011

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    Tax: Global Forum delivers concrete results to the Cannes G20 Summit

    “Governments have signed more than 700 agreements to exchange tax information. These agreements have already yielded €14 billion in additional revenues, to 20 countries, from more than 100 000 tax payers who had hidden assets offshore.”

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  • 12-October-2011

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    Tax reform can create jobs

    High unemployment rates, in the wake of the financial and economic crisis, have governments scrambling to create jobs. A new OECD report suggests that well-targeted tax reforms can encourage employers to hire more people and the jobless to look for employment.

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  • 12-September-2011

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    Tax: Jurisdictions move towards full tax transparency

    Furthering efforts to fight against international tax evasion and bank secrecy, members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes have issued 12 new peer review reports.

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  • 30-August-2011

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    Tax: Governments concerned that some corporations unfairly claim losses to avoid taxes

    The economic crisis means global corporate losses have increased significantly. Though most of these claims are justified, some corporations use ‘aggressive tax planning’ to avoid taxes. Governments are working together to detect and deter these undue tax advantages.

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  • 10-May-2011

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    Tax reforms to improve economic performance

    Many governments are facing historic high levels of deficit and debt. Public spending has risen and they are taking in less money as tax revenues fall. Governments are attempting to consolidate their budgets, looking for the appropriate balance between expenditure cuts and revenue increases.

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