The OECD’s Task Force on Taxand Development has launched

New OECD initiative is aimed to help developing countries bolster their domestic revenues by making their tax systems fairer and more effective

Building on that concept, the OECD will establish an independent foundation, to be up and running by the end of 2013, that will provide international auditing expertise and advice to help developing countries better address tax base erosion, including tax evasion and avoidance.

“Countries helping each other is the only way to effectively fight global tax evasion and avoidance.”, said OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría. “The idea is quite simple. Tax Inspectors Without Borders will match ‘demand’ from developing countries wanting outside help with complex international tax audits with the ‘supply’, of international experts, drawn mainly from cadres of tax inspectors serving in other tax administrations. Joint teams will operate under the local leadership in each country, based on a learning by doing approach”.