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Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews: Georgia 2014, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

This publication reviews the quality of Georgia's legal and regulatory framework for the exchange of information for tax purposes. The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes is the multilateral framework within which work in the area of tax transparency and exchange of information is carried out by over 120 jurisdictions which participate in the work of the Global Forum on an equal footing. The Global Forum is charged with in-depth monitoring and peer review of the implementation of the standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. These standards are primarily reflected in the 2002 OECD Model Agreement on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters and its commentary, and in Article 26 of the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital and its commentary as updated in 2004, which has been incorporated in the UN Model Tax Convention. The standards provide for international exchange on request of foreseeably relevant information for the administration or enforcement of the domestic tax laws of a requesting party. “Fishing expeditions” are not authorised, but all foreseeably relevant information must be provided, including bank information and information held by fiduciaries, regardless of the existence of a domestic tax interest or the application of a dual criminality standard. All members of the Global Forum, as well as jurisdictions identified by the Global Forum as relevant to its work, are being reviewed. This process is undertaken in two phases. Phase 1 reviews assess the quality of a jurisdiction’s legal and regulatory framework for the exchange of information, while Phase 2 reviews look at the practical implementation of that framework. Some Global Forum members are undergoing combined – Phase 1 plus Phase 2 – reviews. The ultimate goal is to help jurisdictions to effectively implement the international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes
Table Of Contents
Table of Contents; About the Global Forum; Executive Summary; Introduction; Information and methodology used for the peer review of Georgia; Overview of Georgia; Compliance with the Standards; A. Availability of Information; Overview; A.1. Ownership and identity information; A.2. Accounting records; A.3. Banking information; B. Access to Information; Overview; B.1. Competent Authority's ability to obtain and provide information; B.2. Notification requirements and rights and safeguards; C. Exchanging Information; Overview; C.1. Exchange of information mechanisms
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non fiction
"August 2014 (reflecting the legal and regulatory framework as at May 2014)."
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1 online resource (85 p.)
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