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:
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.
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.
Regional and International Organisations
For more information regarding this event, please contact OECD.TaxandCrime@oecd.org.