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Samoa's tax-to-GDP ratio was 24.1% in 2017, below the OECD average (34.2%) by 10.1 percentage points, and above the LAC and Africa (21)* averages (22.8% and 18.2%, respectively).
These ready-made tables and charts provide for snapshot of aid (Official Development Assistance) for all DAC Members as well as recipient countries and territories. Summary reports by regions (Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania) and the world are also available.
In a ceremony at OECD Headquarters in Paris today, Burkina Faso, Malaysia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Samoa signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, bringing the number of participating jurisdictions to 103.
Major implementation milestones are being met by members of the world’s leading forum on tax transparency as the international community continues to move ahead towards greater tax transparency. The imminent shift to the automatic exchange of information will send a strong warning to tax evaders.
At the Global Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, delegates from 81 jurisdictions and 11 international organisations evaluated whether all Forum members are exchanging tax information effectively.
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The implementation of the Paris Declaration in Samoa has been relatively low key it has been an integrative process as Samoa achieves maturity in handling its development cooperation relationships in the implementation of the Strategy for Development of Samoa.
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Agreement between Ireland and Samoa for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Finland and Samoa for the exchange of information relating to tax matters