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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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  • 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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  • 30-April-2021

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    Global Forum Secretariat launches Train the Trainer pilot programme under the Africa Initiative

    The Global Forum launched its Train the Trainer pilot programme under the umbrella of the Africa Initiative in April 2021. The project is designed to assist participating jurisdictions in providing local training to tax auditors and investigators.

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  • 17-February-2021

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    Uganda commits to start automatic exchange of financial account information by 2023

    Uganda has committed to implement the international Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (AEOI) by 2023. The commitment made by the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, the honorable Matia Kasaija, makes Uganda the 116th Global Forum member to commit to start AEOI by a specific date.

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  • 17-February-2021

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    New report highlights successful delivery of Global Forum Secretariat’s capacity-building activities during challenging year

    The 2021 Global Forum capacity building report Developing Capacities in Times of COVID-19 published today sets out the large amount of support activities conducted by the Global Forum. Despite challenging conditions, the Global Forum Secretariat ensured the continuity of its capacity-building programme in 2020, while increasing its support to jurisdictions.

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  • 3-February-2021

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    AEOI pilot project between Albania, Italy and the Global Forum Secretariat concludes successfully

    In 2014, Albania was among the few non-G20 developing countries, which do not host a financial centre, to commit to implement the AEOI standard by a specific date. To support its commitment, it benefitted from a pilot project with Italy and the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum).

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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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