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  • 16-July-2020

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    Georgia commits to implement international standard on automatic exchange of financial information by 2023

    On 8 June 2020, the Honourable Ivane Matchavariani, Minister of Finance of Georgia, committed to implement the international standard on automatic exchange of financial account information by 2023.

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  • 30-June-2020

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    International community continues making progress against offshore tax evasion

    The international community continues making tremendous progress in the fight against offshore tax evasion, as implementation of innovative transparency standards by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes moves countries ever closer to the goal of eradicating banking secrecy for tax purposes.

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  • 25-June-2020

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    Significant progress made in fighting tax evasion and illicit financial flows in Africa, but further efforts needed to support domestic revenue mobilisation

    Tax Transparency in Africa 2020, launched today as part of the Africa Initiative, depicts the state of play for 32 African Union Member States, members of the Initiative and three non-members. It shows the progress achieved on the two cornerstones of the Initiative: (i) raising political awareness and commitment, and (ii) developing capacities in tax transparency and exchange of information (EOI).

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  • 20-June-2020

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    Global Forum secretariat holds third virtual conference on the availability of beneficial ownership information

    The third virtual conference on the availability of information on the beneficial owners of legal entities and arrangements and bank accounts was organised by the Global Forum secretariat jointly with the Inter-American Development Bank and Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations. This conference was organised for Latin America and Spanish speaking countries. It brought together more than 400 delegates from 19 countries.

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  • 29-May-2020

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    Global Forum secretariat holds second virtual conference on the availability of beneficial ownership information

    The second virtual conference on the availability of information on the beneficial owners of legal entities and arrangements and bank accounts was organised by the Global Forum secretariat jointly with the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). This conference was organised for English speaking countries in Africa following the success of the first virtual conference for French speaking countries in Africa held on 8 and 14 April 2020.

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  • 15-April-2020

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    Global Forum secretariat holds virtual conference on the availability of beneficial ownership information

    A virtual conference on the availability of information on beneficial owners of legal entities and arrangements and bank accounts was organized by the Global Forum Secretariat. The conference, held on 8 and 14 April, brought together 79 delegates from nine countries and two regional organisations.

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  • 6-April-2020

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    Global Forum publishes new peer review reports and reveals compliance ratings for eight jurisdictions

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published today eight new peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR).

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  • 19-March-2020

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    First meeting of the Global Forum’s peer review group on the effective implementation of automatic exchange of tax information

    Comprised of 34 Global Forum members, the Automatic Exchange of Information Peer Review Group (APRG) held its first meeting on 16-18 March 2020 to discuss key issues in ensuring that jurisdictions are putting in place what is required to deliver an effective AEOI Standard, as well as how the recent developments in relation to Covid-19 might impact expectations.

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  • 17-March-2020

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    Egypt receives support from Global Forum on Tax Transparency and the UK for the preparation of its peer review

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs of the United Kingdom carried out an on-site visit in Cairo on 2-5 March 2020 to assist Egypt prepare for its peer review assessing its compliance with the international standard of exchange of information on request.

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  • 3-March-2020

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    The Global Forum and the African Development Bank strengthen their collaboration

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes visited the Headquarter of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on 3-4 February 2020 to discuss the tax transparency agenda in Africa.

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