Exclusive commentary of Professor, State Tax Counselor of rank 2, a member of the International Fiscal Association, president of the Moscow Institute of the tax, the chief editor of "Tax Policy and Practice" of Aslambek Paskachev.
In the framework of the concept - tax inspectors without borders, the International Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) cooperation will be implemented on a voluntary basis, by an independent group of experts in the field of tax control, to provide assistance to States in the increase of tax proceeds to the state budget.
Another interpretation of the "tax inspectors without borders": they will respond to information requests of developing countries, which are in the OECD, along with the development.
The latter, as a rule, with the developed history question on tax policy and taxation, now will be forced to share useful information of a commercial nature with the member countries of this organization, which affect the sovereignty of the state in the field of tax policy.
Islam Today: Aslambek Paskachev the concept of tax inspectors without boundaries was proposed the International Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Now the project is in its early stages of implementation. Russia - a candidate for membership in this organization.
In your opinion, what changes would entail fiscal control without borders, and how innovation will affect on the tax policy in OECD countries?
Aslambeh Paskachev: the International Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was established in 1948 as the European Organization for the economic reconstruction of post-war Europe, and later it was transformed into the OECD, now it includes 34 countries from the U.S. to Australia, last admission was in 2010 - Estonia entered in it. Functions OECD - address important (international) issues in the economic and financial sphere, in the sphere of tax compliance, tax legislation. Problems in the area of tax collection - one of the most important blocks of the OECD policy.
Since Russia joined the WTO, the next step is joining the OECD. In the future, it will be useful for our country, especially for the improvement of tax administration and control of the various schemes of tax evasion, including offshore.
The headquarters of the OECD. Château de la Myuett, Paris
It is important that the next OECD international conference will be held in Moscow on May 15-17 of this year, it will focus on the improvement of tax legislation and tax administration. This confirms, first, recognition of maturity and international level of authority of the Russian tax system, and secondly, it is an opportunity to exchange experiences with the developed countries, and third, it is a very important step for joining the organization.
There is also the International Fiscal Association (International Fiscal Association - IFA), in which there is the Russian branch. Each year, the association holds its tax congress in different countries, where problems of taxation. IFA recommendations included in tax legislation and improve the methodology of tax administration in Russia.
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