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: African countries report progress in the fight against tax e...

African countries report progress in the fight against tax evasion and illicit financial flows

1 Mar 2019

The 6th Meeting of the Global Forum’s Africa Initiative held in Kigali, Rwanda on 28 February and 1 March 2019, marked the launch of the first progress report on tax transparency in Africa (Tax transparency in Africa; 2018 Africa Initiative Progress Report). The meeting focused on the issue of illicit financial flows (IFFs) from countries across Africa, and the role the fight against tax evasion plays in combatting these flows and in enhancing domestic revenue mobilization.