The Global Forum is the continuation of a forum which was created in the early 2000s in the context of the OECD’s work to address the risks to tax compliance posed by non-cooperative jurisdictions. The original members of the Global Forum consisted of OECD countries and jurisdictions that had agreed to implement transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. The Global Forum was restructured in September 2009 in response to the G20 call to strengthen implementation of these standards.

The Global Forum now has 154 members on equal footing and is the premier international body for ensuring the implementation of the internationally agreed standards of transparency and exchange of information in the tax area. Through an in-depth peer review process, the restructured Global Forum monitors that its members fully implement the standard of transparency and exchange of information they have committed to implement. It also works to establish a level playing field, even among countries that have not joined the Global Forum. 


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» 30 April 2019: The Global Forum assists jurisdictions to fight tax evasion through a seminar on international tax cooperation

» 27 April 2019: Global Forum delivers technical assistance to Colombia to better fight tax evasion

» 24 April 2019: Global Forum assists Morocco to implement automatic exchange of financial accounts information (version française)

» 23 April 2019: Global Forum assists Oman in their fight against tax evasion

» 08 April 2019: The Global Forum provides training in Tunisia on beneficial ownership information and the fight against tax evasion

» 28 March 2019: Global Forum launches an Induction Programme for Serbia for implementation of the international tax transparency standards

» 20 March 2019: New Beneficial Ownership Toolkit will help tax administrations tackle tax evasion more effectively

» 18 March 2019: Global Forum on tax transparency reveals compliance ratings for further seven jurisdictions

» 11 March 2019: The Global Forum delivers a seminar to assist Thailand to fight tax evasion and a presentation on the effective use of exchanged data at 11th ASEAN Forum on Taxation

» 01 March 2019: African countries report progress in the fight against tax evasion and illicit financial flows (version française)