The Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine (ESBU), in cooperation with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is launching the Tax Inspectors Without Borders program. The purpose of the initiative is to introduce international analysis and audit practices to minimize the shadow economy, as well as to promote integrated approaches to combating tax and other financial crimes in practice. This was announced by ESBU Director Vadym Melnyk during the 23rd meeting of the OECD Working Group on Tax and Other Crimes (TFTC).
"Economic security is crucial to our confrontation with the enemy. The ESBU, in particular, must combat transnational economic crimes. Therefore, we greatly appreciate the help of our international partners and do our best to implement the world's best practices as accurately as possible. Therefore, thanks to cooperation with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, we have launched the Tax Inspectors Without Borders program. The initiative should help create a strong methodological basis for the Bureau's analytical work, promote the development of a culture of honest tax payment and, accordingly, fill the country's budget, "Vadym Melnyk stressed.
It should be noted that the program "Tax Inspectors without Borders" provides for the exchange of practices of the competent authorities of developing countries in such areas as the fight against tax crimes, risk assessment, audit methods during the investigation and more. The initiative provides a number of practical tools to support jurisdictions in their fight against tax and other financial crimes, both domestically and internationally. The mandate of the program is to support global efforts to stem illicit financial flows (NFPs) and strengthen the mobilization of domestic resources.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development unites 38 countries, most of which are countries with high incomes and a high human development index. The OECD aims to strengthen the economies of member countries, promote market economies and representative democracy, develop free markets, and promote the growth of both developed and developing countries.