India takes part in joint taskforce meet in Paris for work on Panama Papers

India participated in the fourth Joint International Taskforce on Shared Intelligence and Collaboration (JITSIC) meeting reconvened in Paris to pursue work on Panama Papers in the last week of June 2017, officials said on Tuesday.

“Based on legal instruments under the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Council of Europe Multilateral Convention and tax treaties, a number of countries shared information in confidential competent authorities sessions, on structures that facilitate, enable and promote tax avoidance/evasion. India also shared its experience in this regard,” the Indian finance ministry said in a statement.

“Collaboration with JITSIC has been useful for India in its fight against offshore tax evasion,” the statement noted.

Demonstrating the value and strength of JITSIC, 30 project participant countries have continued to exchange, analyse and act on information about taxpayers and intermediaries connected to law firm Mossack Fonseca.

“In the past six months, more than 570 requests for information

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