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  • 22-June-2020

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    OECD Taxation Working Paper: Carbon pricing design: Effectiveness, efficiency and feasibility

    Carbon pricing helps countries steer their economies towards and along a carbon-neutral growth path. This paper considers how the design of carbon pricing instruments affects their effectiveness, efficiency and feasibility.

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  • 18-June-2020

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    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has reacted to recent statements and exchanges regarding the ongoing negotiations to address the tax challenges of the digitalisation of the economy

    “Addressing the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy is long overdue,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. “All members of the Inclusive Framework should remain engaged in the negotiation towards the goal of reaching a global solution by year end, drawing on all the technical work that has been done during the last three years, including throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • 2-June-2020

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    In Tax, Gender Blind is not Gender Neutral: why tax policy responses to COVID-19 must consider women

    Women are at the core of the fight against the COVID-19 crisis: they make up the vast majority of healthcare workers and shoulder much of the childcare and home schooling burden during lockdowns. And while tax policy measures play a crucial role in supporting individuals and businesses as we navigate this crisis, the gender impact of taxation is often overlooked – with serious consequences for gender equality.

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  • 7-May-2020

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    Latin America and the Caribbean: Tax revenue gains under threat amid deteriorating regional outlook

    Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) increased to 23.1% of GDP on average in 2018, according to the new edition of Revenue Statistics in Latin America in the Caribbean published today. However, these gains are now under threat as a result of the region’s deteriorating fiscal outlook, which has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • 4-May-2020

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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.

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  • 30-April-2020

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    New OECD data provides a baseline for measuring the impact of COVID-19 on labour taxes

    Labour taxes on the average worker across OECD countries continued to decline for the sixth consecutive year in 2019, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 29-April-2020

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    Consumption tax revenues under COVID-19: Lessons from the 2008 global financial crisis

    As a result of COVID-19, public life has come to a sudden halt and consumer spending is plummeting. How will this crisis and the policy actions taken in response affect tax revenues? And what lessons can be learned from the previous global financial crisis?

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  • 20-April-2020

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    The COVID-19 crisis creates an opportunity to step up digitalisation among subnational governments

    Recent decades have seen rapid growth of advanced digital technologies, including high-speed computing, big data, artificial intelligence, the internet-of-things and blockchain. This “digital revolution” creates significant opportunities for all levels of government to improve the delivery of public goods and services, and to raise more and better revenue.

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  • 15-April-2020

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    Tax and fiscal policy should continue to support households and businesses through containment, then shift to bolstering recovery

    Tax and fiscal policy responses are playing a critical role in limiting the hardship caused by containment measures, and should continue to do so as governments seek to support households and businesses, protect employment and pursue economic recovery from the global pandemic, according to new OECD analysis.

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  • 15-April-2020

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    Public comments received on the draft Model Rules for Reporting for Platform Operators with respect to Sellers in the Sharing and Gig Economy

    On 19 February 2020, interested parties were invited to provide comments on the draft Model Rules for Reporting for Platform Operators with respect to Sellers in the Sharing and Gig Economy. The OECD is grateful to the commentators for their input and now publishes the public comments received

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