Panama Papers: OECD convenes global tax expert meeting

The word Panama and a miniature flag of Panama on a mailbox.
The word Panama and a miniature flag of Panama on a mailbox. PHOTO: EPA

PARIS (AFP) - Tax officials from across the world are to meet at the OECD next week to discuss joint action following the revelations from so-called Panama Papers, the body said Friday.

Taking part will be members of the Joint International Tax Shelter Information and Collaboration (JITSIC), a network of tax administrations, committed to sharing intelligence and "working together to tackle common risks", especially tax avoidance.

"Government officials from around the world have called on the OECD to convene a special project meeting," the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said in a statement.

The gathering is to be held on April 13, it said.

"The meeting at the OECD presents tax administrations with a first opportunity to act on the considerable body of information revealed by the 'Panama Papers' release," it said.