In July 2018, the OECD and Argentina's Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the OECD Latin America Academy for Tax and Financial Crime Investigation in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The first programme of this new Tax Crime Academy was held on 12-16 November 2018 and gathered tax investigators from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Dominican Republic. The focus of the first course was on VAT/GST fraud and aimed at providing tools to address the specific needs of Latin America Countries and build on Latin America-wide experiences and best practices in tackling illicit financial flows.
The OECD Latin America Academy programmes include subject areas such as Bribery and Corruption, Beneficial Ownership and Offshore Structures, Money Laundering, Investigative Techniques, International Co-operation, and Asset Recovery. Programmes evolve to provide demand-driven training addressing the specific needs of Latin America countries and building on Latin America-wide experiences and best practices in tackling illicit financial flows.
The OECD Latin America Academy is housed in the facilities of Argentina’s Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.