The OECD Forum on Tax and Crime is the premier global event on combatting tax crimes and other financial crimes. Held every 2-3 years, the Forum brings together senior policy makers, law enforcement officials, and experts from different disciplines, including tax and customs administrations, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering authorities, police, public prosecutors, development agencies, and international organisations, all of whom share responsibility for combating financial crime in all of its forms. The Forum provides the ideal platform for participants to discuss with their peers, the strategic, organisational, and operational aspects of implementing a whole of government approach to tackling serious financial crime at both the national and international level.
Following the OECD Forum on Tax and Crime is a one day meeting of the OECD Forum of Heads of Tax Crime Investigation, where the senior leaders of tax crime investigation agencies from around the world gather more informally. Now if its fifth iteration this event is an important opportunity to gather the heads of tax crime investigation agencies to discuss current and ongoing challenges to combatting tax evasion, and to shape the OECD’s future priorities in this regard. This meeting also boasts successful outcomes, with the 2017 meeting seeing the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and the Netherlands, establish a new international law enforcement group: The Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (known as the J5). The J5 collaborate in the fight against international and transnational tax crime, cyber crime, and money laundering, by gathering information, sharing intelligence, conducting operations and building the capacity of tax crime enforcement officials.