Miscellaneous 2007

Review essay - Harmful tax competition: Defeat or victory?

Source: Australian Tax Forum Journal Article

Published Date: 1 Jan 2007

In the late 1990s, the OECD launched its report on Harmful Tax Competition – An Emerging Global Issue. The goal of the OECD was to eliminate or regulate harmful preferential tax regimes for mobile financial capital, including tax havens. By 2001, the OECD consensus, already shaky as a result of abstention by Switzerland and Luxembourg, was breached by the United States and the OECD backed away from strong sanctions against tax havens. The focus of the OECD project subsequently shifted towards less onerous exchange of information obligations. This review essay discusses recent research into the OECD’s attempt at regulating harmful tax competition.

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