OECD.org -- Tax administrations are playing a critical role as governments start implementing new international measures to counter offshore evasion and combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises. Global initiatives like the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project and movement towards the automatic exchange of financial account information will be top of the agenda when heads of tax administrations meet in Oslo, Norway, 27-29 September for the 11th meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA).
The Minister of Treasury of Argentina (the incoming G20 Presidency), the Finance Minister of Norway, business representatives and delegates from other international partner organisations will also participate.
The Forum on Tax Administration brings together Tax Commissioners from 50 of the most advanced tax administrations worldwide, including OECD and G20 countries, to work collaboratively on global tax administration challenges and take collective action to achieve common goals. Together these tax administrations collect EUR 8.5 trillion in revenue annually. The Oslo meeting will see participation from the heads of tax administrations and senior officials representing FTA member jurisdictions* as well as those from invited countries.
The meeting will highlight innovations, leading practices and future opportunities concerning efforts by tax administrations to improve compliance by tackling offshore tax evasion and the shadow economy. Discussions will also focus on building the tax administration of the future, exploring the use of technology for effective digital services and delivery. The Forum meeting will also offer an opportunity for FTA members to meet and engage with other international partners working to advance tax administration.
At this meeting, the OECD will release the 2017 edition of Tax Administration, which provides internationally comparative data on important aspects of tax systems and their administration in 55 advanced and emerging economies. Please contact CTP.Communications@oecd.org should you wish to request an advance copy of this publication.