18/09/2019 - Ensuring that multinational enterprises pay their fair share of tax is a growing concern worldwide. Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) - a joint initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – has been working with developing countries since 2013 to improve auditing and compliance worldwide.
TIWB will release its Annual Report 2018/19 on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 at 12:00 EST/18:00 CEST.
The report will be presented by TIWB's Governing Board Co-Chairs, Angel Gurria (Secretary-General, OECD) and Achim Steiner (Administrator, UNDP), during a ministerial panel entitled "Tax Inspectors Without Borders: Four Years and Half A Billion Dollars Later…" in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. The panel will provide the opportunity to engage with government ministers and senior officials on the strengths and opportunities of the TIWB approach, and to share lessons on effective capacity development for domestic resource mobilisation.
The annual report covers the initiative's activities from May 2018 to April 2019 - TIWB's third full year of operations under the OECD/UNDP partnership arrangements.
Journalists can request an advance copy of TIWB's Annual Report 2018/19 under embargo, a day before its release, by emailing the TIWB Secretariat. The report is available in English, French and Spanish. In asking to receive the report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD's embargo procedures*. Interview requests may be sent to Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office at +33(0) 1 45 24 79 70 or Sangita Khadka at UNDP (+1 212 906 5043).
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