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International tax cooperation – Recent trends and challenges old and new paper

Published on 24 Sep 09 by NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

The global push for the greater exchange of tax-related information and increased co-operation between tax authorities will change the international tax landscape and pose challenges for taxpayers around the world.

This paper covers:

  • where Australia stands on Article 26 of the OECD Model Convention and tax information exchange agreements
  • the possible end of banking and corporate secrecy
  • the ATO's involvement in bodies such as the Joint Tax Shelter Information Centre (JITSIC) and OECD projects aimed at tax co-operation and removal of harmful tax practices
  • assistance in the collection of foreign taxes - in Australia and other countries
  • challenges for taxpayers in dealing with foreign tax law issues.

Author profile:

Kenneth Lord CTA
Ken is a Partner in the Sydney office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques where he practices in income taxation law. Ken's practice focuses on the taxation aspects of banking and finance transactions. Ken has a particular emphasis on cross-border financing and investment, infrastructure project and real property financing and asset financing. Current at 30 August 2011 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Ken LORD.
 

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