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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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  • 16-July-2020

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    Georgia commits to implement international standard on automatic exchange of financial information by 2023

    On 8 June 2020, the Honourable Ivane Matchavariani, Minister of Finance of Georgia, committed to implement the international standard on automatic exchange of financial account information by 2023.

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  • 30-June-2020

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    International community continues making progress against offshore tax evasion

    The international community continues making tremendous progress in the fight against offshore tax evasion, as implementation of innovative transparency standards by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes moves countries ever closer to the goal of eradicating banking secrecy for tax purposes.

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  • 25-June-2020

    English

    Significant progress made in fighting tax evasion and illicit financial flows in Africa, but further efforts needed to support domestic revenue mobilisation

    Tax Transparency in Africa 2020, launched today as part of the Africa Initiative, depicts the state of play for 32 African Union Member States, members of the Initiative and three non-members. It shows the progress achieved on the two cornerstones of the Initiative: (i) raising political awareness and commitment, and (ii) developing capacities in tax transparency and exchange of information (EOI).

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  • 25-June-2020

    French

    Progrès significatifs dans la lutte contre la fraude fiscale et les flux financiers illicites en Afrique, des efforts seront nécessaires pour soutenir la mobilisation des recettes fiscales

    Lancé aujourd'hui dans le cadre de l'Initiative Afrique, le rapport Transparence fiscale en Afrique 2020 dresse un état des lieux pour les 32 pays africains membres de l'Initiative et trois pays non membres. Il témoigne d’importants progrès sur les deux axes majeurs de l'Initiative : (i) la sensibilisation et l'engagement politiques et (ii) le renforcement des capacités en matière de transparence fiscale et d'échange de renseignements.

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  • 20-June-2020

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    Global Forum secretariat holds third virtual conference on the availability of beneficial ownership information

    The third virtual conference on the availability of information on the beneficial owners of legal entities and arrangements and bank accounts was organised by the Global Forum secretariat jointly with the Inter-American Development Bank and Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations. This conference was organised for Latin America and Spanish speaking countries. It brought together more than 400 delegates from 19 countries.

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  • 15-June-2020

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    Global Forum and partners to release new edition of Tax Transparency in Africa on 25 June 2020

    The release of Tax Transparency in Africa is a key output of the Africa Initiative, which was launched in 2014 by the Global Forum together with a number of its African members and various partners to unlock the potential of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes in Africa.

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  • 29-May-2020

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    Global Forum secretariat holds second virtual conference on the availability of beneficial ownership information

    The second virtual conference on the availability of information on the beneficial owners of legal entities and arrangements and bank accounts was organised by the Global Forum secretariat jointly with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). This conference was organised for English speaking countries in Africa following the success of the first virtual conference for French speaking countries in Africa held on 8 and 14 April 2020.

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  • 15-April-2020

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    Global Forum secretariat holds virtual conference on the availability of beneficial ownership information

    A virtual conference on the availability of information on beneficial owners of legal entities and arrangements and bank accounts was organized by the Global Forum Secretariat. The conference, held on 8 and 14 April, brought together 79 delegates from nine countries and two regional organisations.

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