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  • 20-November-2018

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    Residence/Citizenship by investment update

    As part of its efforts to maintain the integrity of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), the OECD has been working closely with Panama over the last weeks to ensure that any risks created by its Residence by Investment (RBI) programmes are effectively addressed.

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  • 19-November-2018

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    Cabo Verde joins the Inclusive Framework on BEPS

    The Inclusive Framework on BEPS welcomes Cabo Verde bringing to 124 the total number of countries and jurisdictions participating on an equal footing in the Project.

  • 19-November-2018

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    OECD and Argentina continue the fight to tackle tax crime

    Twenty-eight officials participated in the inaugural “VAT/GST Fraud Investigations” course at the OECD Latin America Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation last week in Buenos Aires.

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  • 15-November-2018

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    OECD releases latest results on preferential regimes and moves to strengthen the level playing field with zero tax jurisdictions

    International efforts to curb harmful tax practices and prevent the misuse of preferential tax regimes are having a tangible impact worldwide, according to new data released today by the OECD.

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  • 15-November-2018

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    OECD invites taxpayer input on seventh batch of Dispute Resolution peer reviews

    The OECD is gathering input for the Stage 1 peer reviews of Brazil, Bulgaria, China (People's Republic of), Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, and invites taxpayers to submit input on specific issues relating to access to MAP, clarity and availability of MAP guidance and the timely implementation of MAP agreements for each of these jurisdictions using the taxpayer input questionnaire.

  • 14-November-2018

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    OECD releases guidance on Synthesised texts for providing clarity on the impact of the Multilateral Instrument

    This new guidance presents a clear overview of the modifications to tax treaties resulting from the Multilateral BEPS Convention which entered into force on 1 July 2018. A Secretariat note, also released today, clarifies the entry into effect rules for tax treaties of jurisdictions that deposited their ratification instruments last September.

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  • 12-November-2018

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    11th Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, 20-22 November 2018, in Punta del Este, Uruguay

    Global cooperation to fight tax evasion and avoidance has grown rapidly over the past few years. Tax Transparency and Exchange of Information between tax authorities about financial assets and activities of their taxpayers abroad has proved to be a valuable tool in this fight.

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  • 9-November-2018

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    OECD and tax officials from Eastern Europe and Central Asia discuss BEPS implementation in Armenia

    Over 60 delegates from 16 countries, international and regional organisations, business, civil society and academia gathered in Yerevan, Armenia on 7 - 9 November 2018 for a regional meeting of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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  • 31-October-2018

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    African economies sustain progress in domestic resource mobilisation

    Africa has sustained gains in domestic resource mobilisation made since 2000, as tax revenues remained stable in 2016, according to Revenue Statistics in Africa 2018. Providing internationally comparable data for 21 participating countries, the report finds that the average tax-to-GDP ratio was 18.2% in 2016, the same level as in 2015, which represents a strong improvement from 13.1% in 2000.

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  • 29-October-2018

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    Ecuador joins international efforts against tax evasion and avoidance

    Ecuador today signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, making it the 126th jurisdiction to join the world’s leading instrument for boosting transparency and combating cross-border tax evasion. The Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (CRS MCAA) was also signed.

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