Tax administration

Outcomes of the first meeting of the Informal Task Force on Tax and Development

 

The Informal Task Force on Tax and Development met on 11 May 2010. The Task Force aims to benefit developing countries through putting more resources into the tax area, assisting them in accessing the information necessary to improve how their  tax regimes raise revenue, and to strengthen good governance.

 

The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the informal Task Force; discuss its characteristics and objectives; and agree the draft terms of reference. In addition, the meeting attendees discussed plans for a detailed work programme to be produced following the meeting, and agree next steps.

 

To achieve the goals of the Task Force, the co-Chairs suggested the creation of three subgroups representative of all constituencies, to:

 

1) Work on supporting developing countries on exchange on information working with the World Bank and IMF, ATAF, and others to enable developing countries to increase numbers of bilateral or multilateral TIEAS, and to discuss how to assist in implementation of these agreements. 

2) Look at strengthening transfer pricing implementation in developing countries, including identifying best practices and encouraging South-South co-operation.

3) Examine the issue of county by country reporting, develop a scoping paper for the next Task Force meeting and provide advice to the CFA regarding the Investment Committee’s MNE Guidelines.

 

In addition, the Task Force also asked the ITC, ITD and other interested international organisations to work together on the mapping of international assistance and developing country needs, building on the work already done in this area. The GOVNET was invited to work with the ITC, developing countries and civil society to work on tax and state building and on mechanisms for linking tax revenue to expenditure. Finally, the GOVNET were asked to track aid dependency, and aid directed to revenue function. Reports in both areas were requested for the next meeting of the Task Force.

 

The co-Chairs also noted that Task Force work is open ended;  when resources allow it will consider looking at possible interaction in other areas such as taxation of the informal economy and broadening the tax base.

 

This was a very successful start, further details of the amended Terms of reference, a fuller summary record and further information on the construction of subgroups will follow in due course.

 

The next meeting of the informal Task Force will be in November 2010.



The meeting was co-Chaired by the Netherlands and South Africa (also representing ATAF) and brought together representatives from the tax and aid communities from OECD (UK, US, Norway, Germany, Japan, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Italy), and developing countries as well as emerging economies (India, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Zambia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam), business (including BIAC and TUAC), international organisations (ATAF, EU, CIAT, ITC, ITD, UN), and NGOs (TJN, TJN Africa, Christian Aid, Eurodadd, and CCFD).

 

 

 

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  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
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  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
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  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
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  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
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  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
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  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
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  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
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  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
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  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
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  • Nigeria
  • Niue
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  • Saint Lucia
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  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
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