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  • 14-December-2020

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    Global Forum Secretariat and African Tax Administration Forum deliver new toolkit to help countries set up and run effective exchange of information units

    In line with their respective mandates, the Global Forum and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) are jointly publishing a new Toolkit for Establishing and Running an Effective Exchange of Information Function.

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  • 9-December-2020

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    International community reaches important milestone in fight against tax evasion

    New international standards on the automatic exchange of information for tax purposes have so far been satisfactorily implemented by countries worldwide, marking an important milestone in the global fight against tax evasion, according to a new report published today by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum).

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  • 1-December-2020

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    Global Forum Secretariat delivers new Confidentiality and Information Security Management toolkit to assist in the implementation of the Automatic Exchange of Information Standard

    The toolkit is designed to ensure more countries can benefit from AEOI. It provides detailed guidance on implementing the building blocks of a legal and ISM framework that adheres to internationally recognised standards or best practices, as required by the AEOI Standard, and ensures the confidentiality of the exchanged information.

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  • 13-November-2020

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    Punta del Este Declaration Initiative third annual meeting showcases progress on exchange of information for tax matters and paves way forward for Latin American countries

    Organised by the Global Forum Secretariat and held virtually on 12-13 November 2020, the Punta del Este Declaration third annual meeting brought together more than 80 participants from 15 Latin American countries and 8 organisations.

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  • 2-October-2020

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    8th meeting of the Africa Initiative: Members and partners reflect on COVID-19 challenges, discuss tax transparency progress and agree to renew Initiative for a further three years

    The Africa Initiative’s 8th annual meeting brought together more than 150 participants from 27 African countries and 20 organisations. Representatives reflected on current challenges faced by administrations and highlighted the importance of exchange of information (EOI) and other forms of administrative co-operation in supporting domestic resource mobilisation in these challenging times.

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  • 29-September-2020

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    Multilateral Convention to tackle tax evasion and avoidance continues to expand its reach in developing countries, as Botswana, Eswatini, Jordan and Namibia join

    Today, at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, four countries have signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (the Convention), bringing the total number of jurisdictions that participate in the Convention to 141.

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  • 25-September-2020

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    Global Forum secretariat holds fourth virtual conference on the availability of beneficial ownership information - Focus on Asia-Pacific

    A new virtual conference on the availability of information on the beneficial owners of legal entities, arrangements and bank accounts was jointly organised by the Global Forum secretariat and the Asian Development Bank. The event focused on the Asia and Pacific region.

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  • 1-September-2020

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    Global Forum reveals compliance ratings from new peer review assessments for Anguilla, Chile, China, Gibraltar, Greece, Korea, Malta, Papua New Guinea and Uruguay

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published today nine new peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). The new reports relate to jurisdictions with very diverse EOIR practice and their findings are equally contrasted.

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  • 3-August-2020

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    New beneficial ownership e-learning course offered by the Global Forum and the Global Relations and Development division

    This course is intended to help tax officials understand the Global Forum's standards related to beneficial ownership. The course is offered free of charge, and it is open to officials from Tax Administrations and Ministries of Finance.

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  • 29-July-2020

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    Global Forum Secretariat delivers new toolkit to help countries become Party to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    The rapid spread of exchange of financial information (EOI) between countries over the past ten years has led to much increased transparency in tax matters. Today as yesterday, international co-operation is critical in combating tax evasion and helping domestic revenue mobilisation. Regrettably, many developing countries have not yet benefitted from these developments and are still struggling to enforce their tax legislations.

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