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Fifty one countries sign 'milestone' accord against tax evasion

Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 21:49 UTC
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Fifty one nations on Wednesday signed what was hailed as a milestone in the fight against tax evasion, an agreement that commits them all to automatic exchange of tax information starting in 2017. The accord capped a two-day meeting of officials from most of the 123 nations that have joined the Global Forum, which evolved from an agreement by Germany and Britain two years ago to crack down on tax evasion and tax fraud. Read full article


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  • ilsen

    No ALBA countries? No MercoSur countries?
    No surprise there.

    Oct 30th, 2014 - 10:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrum of NostrolL

    We don't take orders from Frangermenglitalspain.

    Oct 31st, 2014 - 01:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    There is a requirement that people need to pay tax to try and avoid it overseas. If they already avoid it in their country then that is a much bigger problem.

    Oct 31st, 2014 - 01:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Nostrum of NostrolL

    Ozzers are indeed just as the Poms claim: supercilious know-nothings.

    Oct 31st, 2014 - 02:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • gordo1

    So la Kretina is safe! Argentina will allow tax evasion on her ill gotten gains.

    Oct 31st, 2014 - 06:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and members of the Forum. So are half of ALBA. However obviously Venezuela isn't.

    However while only Colombia and Mexico signed, all PA members are part of the Forum.

    Guess it shows the difference in how countries wish to raise and retain taxes.

    Oct 31st, 2014 - 06:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Having lived and worked in Argentina many,many years ago, even then the Argentinians were so proud of evading income tax. They seem to have a thing about IT IS MINE I'M GOING TO KEEP IT attitude, never mind the others.

    Oct 31st, 2014 - 07:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    ”Notably absent were ( sic ) Switzerland...“ No surprise that.


    They don't think we're ”supercilious no-nothings”. They think we're barbarians. Not without some justification, I confess...

    Oct 31st, 2014 - 01:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Didn't see Brazil on the list.....didn't expect to either, as it would make life more difficult for a lot of politicians trying to hide their ill-gotten gains .
    But did expect the Nosy Nostril @2, to defend CFK, even if it means shooting himself in the foot..... which should be easy, considering the size of the target.

    Oct 31st, 2014 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @6 Anglotino.
    My comment @1 was regarding who signed. Not who is in the forum.

    Just to be clear.

    Nov 01st, 2014 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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