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  • 12-July-2021

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    First edition of Tax Transparency in Latin America report outlines growing role of tax transparency and exchange of information in helping Latin American governments fight financial crimes and mobilise resources

    Tax Transparency in Latin America 2021 is a key output of the Punta del Este Declaration (the Declaration), a Latin American initiative to tackle tax evasion, corruption and other financial crimes through transparency and exchange of information (EOI) for tax purposes.

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  • 9-July-2021

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    Global Forum delivers virtual training seminar to prepare jurisdictions on transparency and exchange of information on request peer reviews

    A training seminar for French speaking jurisdictions was jointly organised by the Global Forum Secretariat and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) on the standard of transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR) and on the related peer review process. Held virtually from 5 to 9 July 2021, it was attended by 36 participants from 16 jurisdictions including 13 African countries.

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  • 2-July-2021

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    Another milestone is reached in supporting African countries’ fight against tax evasion and other illicit financial flows

    Between 22 June and 2 July 2021, 34 participants from 17 African countries took part in the second phase of the Train the Trainer pilot programme, launched in April 2021 by the Global Forum under the umbrella of the Africa Initiative.

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  • 24-June-2021

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    Global Forum publishes five new peer review reports assessing the legal and regulatory framework for the exchange of information on request

    The Global Forum published today new peer review reports assessing the legal and regulatory framework against the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request for Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, the Russian Federation, South Africa and Ukraine. The new reports only cover the first phase of the assessment.

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  • 17-June-2021

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    West African Tax Administration Forum joins international fight against tax evasion by becoming Global Forum’s 20th observer

    As an observer to the Global Forum, WATAF will participate in plenary meetings and other events. It will contribute to the promotion of international exchange of information among tax administrations as a powerful tool to tackle cross-border tax evasion and improve domestic resource mobilisation.

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  • 26-May-2021

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    New report highlights crucial role of tax transparency and exchange of information in helping African governments stem illicit financial flows and increase domestic resource mobilisation

    African tax administrations adapted swiftly to challenging circumstances in 2020 and managed to advance the tax transparency agenda on the continent. Members of the Africa Initiative expanded their EOI networks and the amount of exchange of information requests they sent increased more than thirteenfold since the start of the Initiative in 2014. For the first time, African countries sent more requests than they received.

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  • 30-April-2021

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    Global Forum Secretariat launches Train the Trainer pilot programme under the Africa Initiative

    The Global Forum launched its Train the Trainer pilot programme under the umbrella of the Africa Initiative in April 2021. The project is designed to assist participating jurisdictions in providing local training to tax auditors and investigators.

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  • 17-February-2021

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    Uganda commits to start automatic exchange of financial account information by 2023

    Uganda has committed to implement the international Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (AEOI) by 2023. The commitment made by the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, the honorable Matia Kasaija, makes Uganda the 116th Global Forum member to commit to start AEOI by a specific date.

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  • 17-February-2021

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    New report highlights successful delivery of Global Forum Secretariat’s capacity-building activities during challenging year

    The 2021 Global Forum capacity building report Developing Capacities in Times of COVID-19 published today sets out the large amount of support activities conducted by the Global Forum. Despite challenging conditions, the Global Forum Secretariat ensured the continuity of its capacity-building programme in 2020, while increasing its support to jurisdictions.

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  • 3-February-2021

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    AEOI pilot project between Albania, Italy and the Global Forum Secretariat concludes successfully

    In 2014, Albania was among the few non-G20 developing countries, which do not host a financial centre, to commit to implement the AEOI standard by a specific date. To support its commitment, it benefitted from a pilot project with Italy and the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (Global Forum).

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