Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean rose modestly before being hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis

Tax revenues rose moderately across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2019 before declining sharply in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic drove down global economic activity, according to new analysis released today in the tax policy publication “Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean” on the occasion of XXXIII edition of the Regional Fiscal Policy Seminar hosted virtually by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) ...
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Tenth edition of the tax policy publication Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean launched

On Thursday 22 April 2021, the tenth edition of the tax policy publication “Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean” has been launched on the occasion of XXXIII edition of the Regional Fiscal Policy Seminar hosted virtually by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC) and partners. The launch event is organised in collaboration with the co-authors of the publication: UN-ECLAC, the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations ...
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Latin America and the Caribbean: Tax revenue gains under threat amid deteriorating regional outlook

Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) increased to 23.1% of GDP on average in 2018, according to the new edition of Revenue Statistics in Latin America in the Caribbean published yesterday. However, these gains are now under threat as a result of the region’s deteriorating fiscal outlook, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic crisis. The release was announced in a press release on ...
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Latin America and the Caribbean: Public revenues rebound in 2017 after dip in 2016

The average tax-to-GDP ratio in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) rose to 22.8% in 2017, a gain of 0.2 percentage points from 2016, according to Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2019. The report, launched on 25 March 2019 at the XXXI Regional Fiscal Seminar in Santiago, Chile, finds that the rebound was primarily driven by Caribbean countries and in particular Guyana and Barbados, on the back ...
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New Beneficial Ownership Toolkit will help tax administrations tackle tax evasion more effectively

The first ever beneficial ownership toolkit was released today in the context of the OECD’s Global Integrity and Anti-Corruption Forum. The toolkit, prepared by the Secretariat of the OECD’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank, is intended to help governments implement the Global Forum’s standards on ensuring that law enforcement officials have access to reliable information on who the ultimate beneficial owners are behind ...
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