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The financial and economic crisis had a devastating impact on bank profits, with loss-making banks reporting global commercial losses of around USD 400 billion in 2008. This comprehensive report sets the market context for bank losses and provides an overview of the tax treatment of such losses in 17 OECD countries; describes the tax risks that arise in relation to bank losses from the perspective of both banks and revenue bodies; outlines the incentives that give rise to those risks; and describes the tools revenue bodies have to manage these potential compliance risks. It concludes with recommendations for revenue bodies and for banks on how risks involving bank losses can best be managed and reduced. Table of Content :ForewordExecutive SummaryChapter 1. Setting the context for current levels of bank tax lossesChapter 2. Potential scale/fiscal cost of banks tax lossesChapter 3. Summary of country rules in relation to taxation of bank lossesChapter 4. Main issues for banks in relation to tax lossesChapter 5. Compliance/tax risk issues for revenue bodies in relation to bank tax lossesChapter 6. Tools available to revenue bodies to address compliance risks in relation to bank tax lossesChapter 7. Conclusions and recommendationsAnnex A. Country rules in relation to taxation of bank lossesGlossary of acronyms and technical terms
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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (French: Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques, OCDE) is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 35 member countries, founded in 1960 to stimulate economic progress and world trade.