OECD releases latest dispute resolution statistics at its first Tax Certainty Day

The first OECD Tax Certainty Day took place on 16 September 2019 at OECD headquarters in Paris, according to a press release published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: As recognised by G20 Ministers, maintaining and enhancing tax certainty brings benefits for taxpayers and tax administrations alike and is key in ...
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OECD Taxation Working Paper: The Potential of Tax Microdata for Tax Policy

On 9 September 2019, the release of the publication of the OECD Taxation Working Paper: The Potential of Tax Microdata for Tax Policy was announced on the website of the OECD. This paper explores one distinctive form of the ‘big data’ of economics – individual tax record microdata – and its potential for tax policy ...
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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 ...
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Distance-based charging supports the shift to sustainable road transport, can help sustain tax revenues and improve environmental and mobility outcomes

Distance-based charges can help sustain tax revenues and improve environmental and mobility outcomes as future vehicles rely less on fossil fuels. According to a new report, Tax Revenue Implications of Decarbonising Road Transport - Scenarios for Slovenia, released on 22 May 2019, tax revenue from diesel and gasoline use in private cars is likely to decline ...
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Leading global tax administrations agree collective actions on tax certainty, co-operation and digital transformation

The Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), the 53 leading global tax administrations, met in Chile on 26-28 March and agreed an ambitious agenda focused on tax certainty, enhanced tax co-operation and the collective challenges of digital transformation, according to a press release on the website of the OECD. Hans Christian Holte, Chair of the FTA ...
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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 ...
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New brochure outlining the OECD’s work on tax

The OECD has released a new brochure outlining the OECD’s work on tax: “OECD Work on Taxation 2018-19”. In his preface to the brochure, the OECD’s Secretary-General Mr. Angel Gurría recalls among others that great success was achieved in tackling tax evasion through the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes ...
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Tax reforms accelerating with push to lower corporate tax rates

Countries have used recent tax reforms to lower taxes on businesses and individuals, with a view to boosting investment, consumption and labour market participation, continuing a trend that started a couple of years ago, according to a new report from the OECD. This has been expressed by the OECD in a press release on its ...
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OECD launches largest source of comparable tax revenue data

A new database providing detailed and comparable tax revenue information for 80 countries around the world – and which will expand to cover more than 90 countries by the end of 2018 – was unveiled today during the 5th plenary meeting of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS, held in Lima, Peru. This was announced in ...
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Countries must strengthen tax systems to meet Sustainable Development Goals

On 14 February 2018, the first day of a three day conference organised by the Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) held at UN headquarters on "Taxation and the SDGs", major international organisations - including the IMF, OECD, UN and World Bank Group - called on governments from around the world to strengthen and increase ...
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Platform for Collaboration on Tax to hold its First Global Conference – Taxation and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) will hold its First Global Conference on February 14-16, 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The conference will focus on the key directions for tax policy and administration needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speakers and participants will include senior country policymakers, tax administrators, and ...
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