The Exchange of Tax Information Portal is an initiative of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. The Global Forum conducts peer reviews of its member jurisdictions' ability to co-operate with other tax administrations in accordance with the internationally agreed standard. The standard provides for exchange of information on request where it is foreseeably relevant to the administration and enforcement of the domestic tax laws of the requesting jurisdiction. Effective exchange of information requires that jurisdictions ensure information is available, that it can be obtained by the tax authorities and that there are mechanisms in place allowing for the exchange of that information. The Global Forum's peer review process examines both the legal and regulatory aspects of exchange (Phase 1 reviews) and the exchange of information in practice (Phase 2). The EOI Portal will track the development of these peer reviews, including changes that jurisdictions make in response to the Global Forum's recommendations.

News: Costa Rica expands its network for international exchange of...

Costa Rica expands its network for international exchange of tax information

4 Jul 2011

Costa Rica has recently signed agreements allowing for exchange of tax information with Australia and the Nordic economies, bringing its total network of exchange of information treaties to 12 and moving it to the list of jurisdictions considered to have substantially implemented the internationally agreed tax standard.