2019 Caribbean Forum: Regional Transformation for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth. Panel discussions will also focus on taxation in the tourism sector and developing an appropriate approach to tax incentives

The Government of Barbados, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) organized the 9th Caribbean Forum in Barbados on 6 November 2019, as announced on the website of the IMF. The event brought together senior policymakers, public, private, and multilateral development partners to explore avenues for regional transformation to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth. Panel discussions will focus on leveraging institutional arrangements to boost regional integration, ...
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Platform for Collaboration on Tax invites comments on a draft toolkit designed to help developing countries with the implementation of transfer pricing documentation requirements

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax – a joint initiative of the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group – is seeking feedback from the public on a draft toolkit designed to help developing countries in the implementation of effective transfer pricing documentation requirements. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: Transfer pricing documentation is necessary for effective implementation ...
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Boosting tax morale – so people and businesses pay tax

The willingness of individuals and businesses to voluntarily pay tax can be improved through better understanding of the complex interlinkages between enforcement, trust in government and the ease of compliance, according to a new report from the OECD. The release of the report was announced in a press release dated 11 September 2019 on the website of the OECD. Tax Morale: What Drives People and Businesses to Pay Tax? assesses the ...
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As the pace of tax reform slows, countries are urged to take bolder action

The pace of tax reforms has slowed across most leading economies and bolder tax reforms will be needed to address future challenges, according to a new OECD report. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD. Tax Policy Reforms 2019 describes the latest tax reforms across all OECD countries, as well as in Argentina, Indonesia and South Africa. The report identifies major tax policy trends and ...
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Corporate tax remains a key revenue source, despite falling rates worldwide. Effective average and marginal corporate tax rates of Curaçao for 2017 determined by OECD

Taxes paid by companies remain a key source of government revenues, especially in developing countries, despite the worldwide trend of falling corporate tax rates over the past two decades, according to a new report from the OECD.  This was announced by the OECD in a press release dated 15 January 2019. A new OECD report and database, Corporate Tax Statistics, provides internationally comparable statistics and analysis from around 100 countries worldwide on ...
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OECD and IGF release first set of practice notes for developing countries on BEPS risks in mining

For many resource-rich developing countries, mineral resources present a significant economic opportunity to increase government revenue. Tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), combined with gaps in the capabilities of tax authorities in developing countries, threaten this prospect. The OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) are collaborating to address some of the challenges developing countries face in raising ...
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OECD and IGF invite comments on a draft toolkit that will help developing countries to identify and cost potential behavioural responses by mining investors to tax incentives

In a press release published on the website of the OECD, the OECD and the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) invite comments on a draft toolkit that will help developing countries to identify and cost potential behavioural responses by mining investors to tax incentives. This draft toolkit has been prepared by the IGF under a programme of co-operation with the OECD, to help governments anticipate ...
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