Significant progress has been made by an international programme designed to enhance developing countries’ ability to bolster domestic revenue collection through strengthening of tax audit capacities.
The Inclusive Framework on BEPS welcomed Jamaica as its 85th member. It is expected that most of the countries and jurisdictions that attended the Kyoto meeting as Invitees will join the Inclusive Framework in the coming months.
Jamaica and Uruguay today signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters and Brazil deposited its instrument of ratification of the Convention on the occasion of the launch of the OECD’s Latin American and Caribbean Regional Programme and the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting.
Tax revenues in Latin American countries continue to rise but are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries. Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2012 shows that Argentina and Brazil have the highest tax revenue to GDP ratio, while Guatemala and Dominican Republic stand at the lower end.
This report summarises the legal and regulatory framework for transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes in Jamaica.