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  • 22-February-2024

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    Global Forum Secretariat’s ever-growing capacity-building efforts deliver concrete results for members

    The 2024 Global Forum Capacity Building Report details the capacity-building and outreach activities carried out in 2023 by the Global Forum Secretariat. This important work supports the global implementation of the tax transparency standards (especially exchange of information on request and automatic exchange of financial account information).

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  • 21-February-2024

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    Global Forum Secretariat launches new tool to advance the effective implementation of the standard for automatic exchange of financial account information

    To assist member jurisdictions in developing, improving and implementing their own administrative compliance strategy to ensure the effectiveness of the AEOI Standard, the Global Forum Secretariat launched today the Model Manual for CRS Compliance Audits, that jurisdictions can reference to when developing, improving or implementing their own procedures and methodologies for conducting CRS compliance audits

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  • 14-February-2024

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    Cameroon commits to start automatic exchange of financial account information in 2026

    Cameroon, a member of the Global Forum since 2012, has committed to implement the international Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (AEOI) by September 2026.

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  • 17-January-2024

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    Zambia joins Global Forum as 39th African member

    Zambia has joined the international fight against tax evasion as 171st member – and 39th African member – of the Global Forum. Zambia is the sixth African country to join the Global Forum in the past eighteen months, following the Republic of the Congo (June 2022), Angola (March 2023), Zimbabwe (April 2023), Sierra Leone (May 2023) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (December 2023).

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  • 4-January-2024

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    Senegal commits to start automatic exchange of financial account information by 2025

    Senegal has committed to implement the international Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (AEOI) by September 2025.

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  • 6-December-2023

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    Global Forum hosts first Train the Trainer network meeting

    Fifty-three tax officials, including 35 women, met on 5-6 December 2023 at the OECD in Paris for the first meeting of the Train the Trainer network hosted by the Global Forum.

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  • 4-December-2023

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    Global Forum, OECD and CREDAF organise a workshop on beneficial ownership for tax auditors

    The Global Forum Secretariat, in collaboration with the Cercle de Réflexion et d'Échange des Dirigeants des Administrations Fiscales (CREDAF) and the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, organised a training workshop entitled "Beneficial owners: Issues, challenges and detection strategies for tax auditors" from 28 to 30 November 2023.

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  • 1-December-2023

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    Global Forum charts course for its future tax transparency agenda, building on remarkable achievements so far

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) concluded its 16th plenary meeting today, marking significant advances in its efforts to deliver transparency and exchange of information (EOI) for tax purposes for all.

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  • 22-November-2023

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    Global Forum carries out training on exchange of information under the Punta del Este Declaration Initiative

    Twenty-three tax officials, including auditors, from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Uruguay met in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 20 to 24 November 2023 for the “Workshop on Auditing Cross-Border Transactions – The Crucial Role of Exchange of Information”.

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  • 22-November-2023

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    Media Advisory: Global Forum annual meeting

    The past decade has seen unprecedented progress in the global fight against offshore tax evasion, with sizable revenue benefits for governments worldwide. Voluntary disclosure programmes, offshore tax investigations and related measures have generated more than EUR 126 billion in additional revenues, while 123 jurisdictions are now committed to the international standard on Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI).

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