21/09/2020 - 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 tax compliance.
TIWB Annual Report 2020 will be presented by TIWB's Governing Board Co-Chairs, Mr. Angel Gurría (Secretary-General, OECD) and Mr. Achim Steiner (Administrator, UNDP), during a high-level panel entitled "Supporting Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond through the Tax Inspectors Without Borders Initiative" co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations in the margins of the 75th United Nations General Assembly.
The event will provide the opportunity to engage with government ministers and senior officials on the success of the TIWB initiative , achieving scale through expanded partnerships and collaboration, as well as promotion of South-South and triangular co-operation. Moreover, the panel will explore TIWB's expansion into new tax areas, including Tax Crime Investigations, Effective use of Automatically Exchanged Information, Tax Treaty Negotiation and Administration, Natural Resources, and Environment Tax.
The Annual Report covers TIWB activity from January 2019 to June 2020 — TIWB's fourth full year of operations under the OECD/UNDP partnership arrangements.
Journalists can request an advance copy of the TIWB Annual Report 2020 under embargo, a day before its release, by emailing the TIWB Secretariat. The full report is only available in English at this time, and the Executive Summary is available in French and English. Full French and Spanish versions will be published in October. 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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