Zambia has joined the international fight against tax evasion as 171st member – and 39th African member – of the Global Forum. Zambia is the sixth African country to join the Global Forum in the past eighteen months, following the Republic of the Congo (June 2022), Angola (March 2023), Zimbabwe (April 2023), Sierra Leone (May 2023) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (December 2023).
Senegal has committed to implement the international Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (AEOI) by September 2025.
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum) concluded its 16th plenary meeting today, marking significant advances in its efforts to deliver transparency and exchange of information (EOI) for tax purposes for all.
The past decade has seen unprecedented progress in the global fight against offshore tax evasion, with sizable revenue benefits for governments worldwide. Voluntary disclosure programmes, offshore tax investigations and related measures have generated more than EUR 126 billion in additional revenues, while 123 jurisdictions are now committed to the international standard on Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI).
Fiji has joined the international fight against tax evasion as 169th member of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum). Fiji is the fourth country to join the Global Forum in 2023, following Angola (March 2023), Zimbabwe (April 2023) and Sierra Leone (May 2023).
OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann welcomed today’s announcement that 48 countries and jurisdictions intend to implement the OECD’s global tax transparency framework for the reporting and exchange of information with respect to crypto-assets by 2027.
The Global Forum published today new peer review reports on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR) for six of its members (Latvia, Mauritania, Pakistan, Poland, Serbia and Thailand), and supplementary reports that reflect progress made by two members (Botswana and Dominica) in implementing the EOIR standard.
With a number of recent developments in the OECD’s international tax agenda, we invite you to join a live webinar with experts from the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration for an update on our work.
The Convention was developed jointly by the Council of Europe and the OECD to promote international co-operation for a better operation of national tax laws, while respecting the fundamental rights of taxpayers.
As part of the European Union's Fiscal Transition Support Programme in West Africa, the OECD and the Global Forum have collaborated with the Economic Community of West African States and the West African Economic and Monetary Union commissions in the development of three community legal tax instruments.