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Switzerland and information exchange: tweak, tweak and something will always remain

November 28, 2016   Blog, Information Exchange

In less than a year data will start to flow under a new scheme for countries to share information automatically across borders, to help each other collect taxes from their taxpayers and fight financial crimes and abuses.  The scheme is the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) which was set up by the OECD, a club dominated by rich countries. The scheme will start to deliver global automatic exchange of information from 2017.

Tax Inspectors Without Borders, US President Trump and Tax Justice: our November 2016 podcast

November 17, 2016   Blog, Regular Features

Welcome to the Tax Justice Network November 2016 Podcast! In this month’s Taxcast:

– Tax Inspectors Without Borders – we look at a practical project that’s changing lives and aiming to level the global playground of tax-minimising multinational companies.

– Plus: what does new US President Trump mean for tax justice?

– And, in Trusts we trust? The French Constitutional Court upholds a challenge to France’s trailblazing public register of Trusts: what does it mean for progress on financial transparency?

The OECD information exchange ‘dating game’

October 25, 2016   Blog, Information Exchange

The automatic exchange of information between countries’ tax authorities has been trumpeted as a game changer for the fight against tax evasion. But the publication of the latest data shows that many countries, including some tax havens, are being very selective about who they are choosing to share information with. It seems many OECD countries prefer to play this kind of ‘dating’ game among themselves…

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