The Exchange of Tax Information Portal is an initiative of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. The Global Forum conducts peer reviews of its member jurisdictions' ability to co-operate with other tax administrations in accordance with the internationally agreed standard. The standard provides for exchange of information on request where it is foreseeably relevant to the administration and enforcement of the domestic tax laws of the requesting jurisdiction. Effective exchange of information requires that jurisdictions ensure information is available, that it can be obtained by the tax authorities and that there are mechanisms in place allowing for the exchange of that information. The Global Forum's peer review process examines both the legal and regulatory aspects of exchange (Phase 1 reviews) and the exchange of information in practice (Phase 2). The EOI Portal will track the development of these peer reviews, including changes that jurisdictions make in response to the Global Forum's recommendations.

News: The Cook Islands signs its 12th tax agreement meeting the in...

The Cook Islands signs its 12th tax agreement meeting the international standard

17 Sep 2010

The Cook Islands and France signed a tax information exchange agreement earlier this week bringing to 12 the number of agreements that the Cook Islands has signed in accordance with the international standard. As a result, the Cook Islands now moves into the category of jurisdictions that are considered to have substantially implemented the internationally agreed tax standard.