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  • 23-June-2021

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    New toolkit to strengthen Value Added Taxes on e-commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean

    The surge in e-commerce following the COVID-19 outbreak has emphasised the importance of applying Value Added Tax (VAT) effectively to digital trade. A new toolkit released today offers timely and valuable assistance to tax authorities in the Latin America and the Caribbean region for the effective collection of VAT revenues from e-commerce activities.

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  • 17-June-2021

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    Heads of tax crime investigation welcome new OECD report on fighting tax crimes

    At their meeting today, heads of tax crime investigation from 44 countries welcomed the launch of a new edition of the groundbreaking global reference guide setting out the ten core requirements for jurisdictions to be able to effectively tackle tax crime while ensuring that taxpayers' rights are respected.

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  • 17-June-2021

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    West African Tax Administration Forum joins international fight against tax evasion by becoming Global Forum’s 20th observer

    As an observer to the Global Forum, WATAF will participate in plenary meetings and other events. It will contribute to the promotion of international exchange of information among tax administrations as a powerful tool to tackle cross-border tax evasion and improve domestic resource mobilisation.

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  • 5-June-2021

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    Statement from OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann on the outcome of the G7 Finance Ministers’ Meeting

    OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann welcomed today’s ground-breaking agreement by G7 Finance Ministers on key elements of international tax reform designed to address the tax challenges of the digitalisation and the globalisation of the economy.

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  • 3-June-2021

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    Public comments received on proposed changes to Commentaries in the OECD Model Tax Convention on Article 9 and on related articles

    On 29 March 2021, as part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, the OECD secretariat invited public comments on proposed changes to the commentaries on Article 9 and related articles of the OECD Model Tax Convention. The OECD is grateful to commentators for their input and now publishes the comments received.

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  • 26-May-2021

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    New report highlights crucial role of tax transparency and exchange of information in helping African governments stem illicit financial flows and increase domestic resource mobilisation

    African tax administrations adapted swiftly to challenging circumstances in 2020 and managed to advance the tax transparency agenda on the continent. Members of the Africa Initiative expanded their EOI networks and the amount of exchange of information requests they sent increased more than thirteenfold since the start of the Initiative in 2014. For the first time, African countries sent more requests than they received.

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  • 25-May-2021

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    Making tax dispute resolution more effective: New peer review assessments for Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Turkey

    Despite the significant disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity to hold all meetings virtually, work has continued with the release today of the stage 2 peer review monitoring reports for Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Turkey.

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  • 20-May-2021

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    Conference of the Parties to the MLI approve an opinion on interpretation and implementation

    On 3 May 2021, the Conference of the Parties to the MLI approved an opinion that sets out a series of guiding principles for addressing questions about the interpretation and implementation of the MLI.

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  • 19-May-2021

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    OECD supports developing countries in the time of COVID-19

    The OECD released a new report today – Tax Co-operation for Development: Progress report in the COVID-19 era, looking back on the past year showing how developing countries have interacted with the OECD on a range of tax policy and administration issues.

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  • 11-May-2021

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    Inheritance, estate and gift taxes could play a stronger role in addressing inequality and improving public finances

    Inheritance taxation can be an important instrument to address inequality, particularly in the current context of persistently high wealth inequality and new pressures on public finances linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new OECD report.

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