Tax administrations continued to deliver quality services for taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including in many cases delivering wider government support measures, while collecting EUR 12.1 trillion in 2020, according to new data from 58 OECD and other advanced and emerging economies.
The Republic of the Congo joins the international fight against tax evasion by becoming the 165th member – and 34th African member – of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.
On 27 May 2022, as part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS to implement the Two-Pillar Solution to Address the Tax Challenges Arising from the Digitalisation of the Economy, the OECD invited public comments on tax certainty aspects under Amount A of Pillar One to assist members in further refining and finalising the relevant rules.
Launched today during the 11th meeting of the Africa Initiative, Tax Transparency in Africa 2022 documents the region’s latest progress in tackling tax evasion and other illicit financial flows (IFFs) through transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.
The Global Forum Secretariat participated in the “Workshop on effective implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI)” held in Bali, Indonesia, from 7 to 10 June.
Ministers have issued a joint statement at the conclusion of the annual Ministerial Council Meeting today. Chaired by Italy, with Mexico and Norway as Vice-Chairs, Members met for discussions around the theme of "The Future We Want: Better Policies for the Next Generation and a Sustainable Transition".
A Global Forum delegation led by the Head of the Secretariat, Ms Zayda Manatta, visited Algiers from 30 May to 2 June, in order to strengthen the relationship with recent member Algeria
The Global Forum Secretariat jointly organised a workshop on the establishment and operation of effective exchange of information (EOI) units from 23 to 25 May 2022, in collaboration with the Cercle de Réflexion et d’Échange des Dirigeants des Administrations fiscales (CREDAF) and the Office Togolais des Recettes (OTR). A hundred and seventy-seven participants from 12 African countries attended the event in Lomé, Togo.
The Global Forum Secretariat is assisting Mauritania in preparing for its second round peer review aimed at assessing the country’s compliance with the international standard of transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR).
Attended by 90 participants from the tax administration, other government authorities and financial institutions, the workshop helped raise awareness on the international standard for automatic exchange of financial accounts information (AEOI standard), and opportunities for Tunisia.