The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the OECD have launched a new project to help developing countries strengthen revenues from local sources by solidifying their tax audit capabilities.
The Tax Inspectors without Borders (TIWB) initiative was applauded by the OECD and developing country governments attending the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.
It is hoped to assist developing countries and mobilise domestic revenues in support of the sustainable development agenda in 2015.
TIWB will facilitate tax audit assistance in targeted countries around the world. Tax audit experts will join forces with local officials of developing country tax administrations to help reinforce tax audit capacities, including international tax matters. Going forward, a Secretariat, composed of UNDP staff and based at the OECD headquarters, will enable full-time or deployment of OECD experts.