OECD: Tax Inspectors Without Borders

By Robert Robillard - 15 July 2015

This blogpost originally appeared on rbrt.ca.

Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) is the name of one of the latest OECD’s initiative. From the OECD website:

“The OECD and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a new initiative to help developing countries bolster domestic revenues by strengthening their tax audit capacities.

The Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) project was welcomed by stakeholders from business, civil society, as well as OECD and developing country governments attending the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa. They said the initiative will help countries to mobilise much-needed domestic revenues in support of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

TIWB will facilitate targeted tax audit assistance in developing countries worldwide. Tax audit experts will work alongside local officials of developing country tax administrations to help strengthen tax audit capacities, including issues concerning international tax matters.

A number of pilot projects and international tax workshops are already underway, including in Albania, Ghana and Senegal. Evidence gathered from real time cases in Colombia indicate a significant increase in tax revenue, from USD 3.3 million in 2011 to USD 33.2 million in 2014, thanks to tax audit advice and guidance.”

The OECD TIWB Toolkit is available here.

More detail on the TIWB initiative is available here.

Robert Robillard, Ph.D., CPA, CGA, Adm.A., MBA, M.Sc. Econ., M.A.P.
Senior Partner, RBRT Inc.
514-742-8086; robertrobillard “at” rbrt.ca
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