OECD-report Revenue Statistics 2019 released: Tax revenues have reached a plateau

Tax revenues in advanced economies reached a plateau during 2018, with almost no change seen since 2017, according to new OECD research. This ends the trend of annual increases in the tax-to-GDP ratio seen since the financial crisis. The 2019 edition of the OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics publication shows that the OECD average tax-to-GDP ratio was 34.3% in 2018, virtually unchanged since the 34.2% in 2017. The release of the report was ...
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IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2019 Article IV Mission to Curaçao and Sint Maarten

Op 2 december 2019 is op de website van het Internationaal Monetair Fonds (IMF) de zogenoemde “Staff Concluding Statement” gepubliceerd met betrekking tot de ‘Article IV mission’ naar Curaçao en Sint Maarten. Een “Concluding Statement” beschrijft de voorlopige bevindingen van de IMF-delegatie na afloop van een officiële missie naar een land. De Concluding Statement vangt aan met de volgende korte samenvatting van de bevindingen: “The monetary union of Curaçao and ...
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Taxes on polluting fuels are too low to encourage a shift to low-carbon alternatives

Taxing polluting sources of energy is an effective way to curb emissions that harm the planet and human health, and the income generated can be used to ease the low-carbon transition for vulnerable households. Yet 70% of energy-related CO2 emissions from advanced and emerging economies are entirely untaxed, offering little incentive to move to cleaner energy, according to a new OECD report as announced in a press release published on ...
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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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Minister Geerlings kicks-off Tax Transformation Project with presentation to the tax department (Sint Maarten)

On Wednesday August 21, the Tax Transformation Project was kicked off with a presentation meeting with the entire staff of the Tax Department, Minister of Finance Hon. Perry Geerlings said on Sunday. This was announced in a press release dated 26 August 2019 published on the website of the Government of Sint Maarten. The purpose of the presentation meeting was not only to kickoff and present the Tax Transformation Project, ...
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Minister Geerlings meets with SHTA to inform about the tax transformation plan to secure the country’s future (Sint Maarten)

On July 31, Minister of Finance Hon. Perry Geerlings presented the Tax Transformation Plan to the board of directors of the Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA). The SHTA is the largest private business representative organization in the country. This has been announced in a news item on the website of the Government of Sint Maarten. During the Minister’s presentation, Geerlings highlighted the need for tax transformation and the ...
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Minister Geerlings commenced stakeholder sessions about tax transformation plan to secure country’s future (Sint Maarten)

Minister Geerlings is presenting his Tax Transformation plan to all key stakeholders on Sint Maarten. This was announced with a press release on the website of the central government of Sint Maarten. From the press release: On May 23 and June 10th, the Minister of Finance Hon. Perry Geerlings presented the Government’s Tax Transformation Plan to the Social Economic Council (SER). During the Minister’s presentation, Geerlings highlighted the urgent need ...
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Short-term investment solution in transforming tax administration to take three years, Minister of Finance says (Sint Maarten)

The short-term investment of Naf.37 million in the Capital Account for Transforming the Tax Administration is divided into Naf.32 million for the upgrading of the Tax Department and another Naf.5 million for the necessary improvements in Public Financial Management as noted in the 2015 Kingdom Instruction, Minister of Finance Hon. Perry Geerlings said on Monday, according to a press release dated 26 June 2019 published on the website of the ...
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Transforming tax administration to result in economic revival and secure government finances and investments, Minister of Finance says (Sint Maarten)

The Minister of Finance of Sint Maarten Hon. Perry Geerlings said on Thursday that the transformation of the country’s Tax Administration will result in further national economic recovery and providing a sustainable secure system for future government finances and necessary investments into the public sector, according to a press release dated 21 June 2019 published on the website of the Government of Sint Maarten. From the press release: “For years ...
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Reforms in a few countries drive a decline in average OECD labour taxes

Income tax and social security contributions declined slightly for the average worker across the OECD in 2018, driven by major reforms in a handful of countries, according to a new OECD report. This was announced by the OECD with a press release dated 12 April 2019. Taxing Wages 2019 shows that the “tax wedge” – total taxes on labour costs paid by employees and employers, minus family benefits, as a ...
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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 website covering the release on 5 September 2018 of the report "Tax Policy Reforms 2018; ...
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Better design of taxes on personal savings and wealth is needed to support inclusive growth

The taxation of personal savings and wealth varies widely, offering governments significant scope for tax reforms that simultaneously improve both the efficiency and fairness of their tax systems, according to two new OECD reports as the OECD announced on 12 April 2018 in a press release. The reports – Taxation of Household Savings and The Role and Design of Net Wealth Taxes - recognise that taxes are among the most effective tools governments have ...
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