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OECD unveils ‘global standard’ to combat tax fraud and banking secrecy

A new global standard for the automatic exchange of financial information aims to “put an end to banking secrecy” in tax matters and increase transparency, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said. 23 Jul 2014

Weak controls on preferential tariffs costs the European Union millions of euros annually, say auditors

The European Union was at risk of losing €655 million in customs revenues in a single year due to weaknesses in French, German and UK customs management of preferential trade arrangement (PTA) tariffs, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has said. 23 May 2014

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EU court dismisses UK's "premature" legal challenge to proposed financial transaction tax

The UK's legal challenge to a proposed tax on financial transactions involving at least one of 11 participating EU member states has been dismissed by the trading bloc's highest court. 01 May 2014

CJEU to rule on UK Treasury's financial transaction tax challenge next week

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will rule next week on whether a proposed financial transaction tax (FTT) between 11 member states breaches EU law, as argued by the UK Treasury, according to press reports. 25 Apr 2014

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