Early restoration planning by tax administrations key to support individual and business taxpayers towards economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic

Recovery from the profound impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people's lives, jobs, businesses and the wider economy is likely to be lengthy, challenging and multifaceted, with tax administrations playing a critical role in restoration planning, according to a new OECD report ‘Tax Administration Responses to COVID-19: Recovery Period Planning’ prepared by the OECD's Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) in co-operation with the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA) and ...
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Tax and fiscal policies central to governments’ responses to Covid-19 crisis

With global economic activity facing a historic drop and government spending rising dramatically, the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on public finances and tax revenues are significant. Drawing on its multi-disciplinary expertise, the OECD is deploying its data gathering and analytical capacities to help governments face these unprecedented challenges while supporting businesses and people towards economic recovery. This was announced in a press release on the website of the OECD ...
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Blog-post ‘Consumption tax revenues under Covid-19: Lessons from the 2008 global financial crisis’ on the website of the OECD

On the website of the OECD a blog post ‘Consumption tax revenues under Covid-19: Lessons from the 2008 global financial crisis’ has been published. Author is Michelle Harding, senior economist and Head of the Tax Data and Statistical Analysis Unit at the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, co-authored by Hannah Simon, Junior Analyst at the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. The article is part of a series in ...
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IMF-Special Series on Fiscal Policies to Respond to COVID-19. Tax Issues: An Overview

On the website of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a note has been published in the Special Series on Fiscal Policies to Respond to COVID-19, in which note the focus is not on general stimulus measures but on immediate, targeted and mostly temporary measures to (i) support health priorities; (ii) secure survival of solvent enterprises; (iii) protect affected individuals; and on (iv) secure or enhance revenue sources into the medium ...
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OECD presents analysis showing significant impact of proposed international tax reforms

New economic analysis shows that a proposed solution to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy under negotiation at the OECD would have a significant positive impact on global tax revenues. This was announced in a press release published on the website of the OECD in relation to the release of the analysis. From the press release: The analysis puts the combined effect of the two-pillar solution under ...
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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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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 analysis. The paper draws on OECD collaborations with Slovenia and Ireland in 2018 where tax ...
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International community agrees on a road map for resolving the tax challenges arising from digitalisation of the economy

The international community has agreed on a road map for resolving the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy, and committed to continue working toward a consensus-based long-term solution by the end of 2020, the OECD announced in a press release dated 31 May 2019 on the website of the OECD. The 129 members of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) adopted a ...
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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 substantially in the coming decades. This would put stress on government budgets, particularly in countries ...
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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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Tax revenues continue increasing as the tax mix shifts further towards corporate and consumption taxes

Tax revenues in advanced economies have continued to increase, with taxes on companies and personal consumption representing an increasing share of total tax revenues, according to new OECD research. This was announced in a press release dated 5 December 2018 as published on the website of the OECD. From the press release: The 2018 edition of the OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics publication shows that the OECD average tax-to-GDP ratio rose ...
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Tax Inspectors Without Borders making significant progress towards strengthening developing countries’ ability to effectively tax multinational enterprises

An innovative international co-operation initiative that deploys qualified experts in developing countries to strengthen their ability to effectively tax multinational enterprises has achieved significant milestones over the past year, according to a new annual report. This has been announced in a press release dated 4 October 2018 published on the website of the OECD. Tax Inspectors Without Borders, a joint initiative of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the ...
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