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  • 13-July-2015

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    OECD holds three tax events in Addis to promote domestic resource mobilisation

    The OECD is holding three tax events on the side-lines of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  • 13-July-2015

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    Launch of Tax Inspectors without Borders

    With the establishment of Tax Inspectors Without Borders, a new, niche area of technical support is now available. By creating a framework to address the confidentiality and conflict of interest concerns that previously prevented tax inspectors from assisting each other in this way, TIWB now paves the way for real-time, hands on help to developing countries to improve tax collection.

  • 13-July-2015

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    Tax Inspectors Without Borders

    This initiative was officially launched today on the side-lines of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development as a partnership between the OECD and UNDP. The objective of this project is to enable the transfer of tax audit knowledge and skills to tax administrations in developing countries through a real time, “learning by doing” approach.

  • 13-July-2015

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    Tax Inspectors Without Borders: OECD and UNDP to work with developing countries to make tax audits more effective

    The OECD and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a new initiative to help developing countries bolster domestic revenues by strengthening their tax audit capacities.

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  • 9-July-2015

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    Revenue statistics: Counting better to count more

    Meeting budgetary targets is hard enough in any country, but for developing countries struggling to lift their economies, it can seem a near impossible task. However, governments and local authorities everywhere in the world have a duty to provide public and social services for their citizens, and infrastructure that will attract investors. Tax revenues are therefore vital for meeting public demands as well as development aspirations.

  • 3-July-2015

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  • 3-July-2015

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    Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy

    This report produced in co-operation with the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) identifies the misalignments between climate change objectives and policy and regulatory frameworks across a range of policy domains (investment, taxation, innovation and skills, trade, and adaptation) and activities at the heart of climate policy (electricity, urban mobility and rural land use).

    Outside of countries’ core climate policies, many of the regulatory features of today’s economies have been built around the availability of fossil fuels and without any regard for the greenhouse gas emissions stemming from human activities. This report makes a diagnosis of these contradictions and points to means of solving them to support a more effective transition of all countries to a low-carbon economy.

  • 2-July-2015

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    Impacts of Carbon Prices on Indicators of Competitiveness

    Concerns around potential losses of competitiveness as a result of unilateral action on carbon pricing are often central for policy makers contemplating the introduction of such instruments. This paper is a review of literature on ex post empirical evaluations of the impacts of carbon prices on indicators of competitiveness as employed in the literature, including employment, output or exports, at different levels of aggregation.

  • 2-July-2015

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    Competitiveness Impacts of the German Electricity Tax

    Proposals to increase environmentally related taxes are often challenged on competitiveness grounds. The concern is that value creation in certain sectors might decline domestically if a country introduces environmentally related taxes unilaterally. This paper provides evidence on the short-term competitiveness impacts of the German electricity tax introduced unilaterally in 1999.

  • 1-July-2015

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    6th International Tax Dialogue Global Conference

    This year’s COP21 presents a unique opportunity. It will need to forge a clear path for reducing emissions, and for lessening our impact on the planet. It is therefore timely that this year’s International Tax Dialogue focuses on the role that tax can play in managing these environmental challenges.

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