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The Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), created in 2002, is a unique body bringing together Commissioners from 53 advanced and emerging tax administrations from across the globe, including all OECD and G20 members.  Together FTA member administrations raise over EUR 11.2 trillion a year to fund public services and to deliver government objectives. Our vision is to create a forum through which Commissioners can identify, discuss and influence relevant global trends and develop new ideas to increase the fairness, efficiency and effectiveness of tax administration, reducing burdens and improving tax compliance and tax certainty. We do this through coming together in collaborative networks, through the delivery of time-limited and action-oriented projects and pilots, as well as through the publication of a wide range of reports aimed at sharing knowledge and developing new approaches for better tax administration.

Tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 emergency will affect the lives of many people around the world and governments worldwide are taking multifaceted actions to support their citizens, businesses and the provision of vital public services. Among these actions are measures being taken by tax administrations to ease the burdens on taxpayers and to support businesses and individuals with cash flow problems, with difficulties in meeting tax reporting or payment obligations or otherwise facing hardship, while continuing to raise vital revenue to fund public services.

The OECD is compiling data, information, analysis and recommendations regarding the health, economic, financial and societal challenges posed by the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit the dedicated page for a full suite of coronavirus-related information.

Tax Administration Responses to COVID-19: Measures Taken to Support Taxpayers

The COVID-19 emergency will affect the lives of many people around the globe and governments worldwide are taking multifaceted actions to support their citizens, businesses and the provision of vital public services. Among these actions are measures being taken by tax administrations to ease the burdens on taxpayers and to support businesses and individuals with cash flow problems, with difficulties in meeting tax reporting or payment obligations or otherwise facing hardship. This reference document provides an overview of measures currently being undertaken by a number of tax administrations.

 

Tax Administration Responses to COVID-19: Business Continuity Considerations

The COVID-19 emergency will affect the lives of many people around the globe. It will bring unique challenges to tax administrations in managing the many different elements involved in ensuring continuity of critical activities and the safety of staff and customers during the duration of the pandemic. This reference document provides an overview of business continuity measures that tax administrations may wish to consider in the context of the current pandemic.

eLearning module: Business continuity considerations

This module provides an overview of business continuity measures that tax administrations may wish to consider in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this module is to assist tax administrations in their own consideration of possible domestic measures.

Tax Administration Responses to COVID-19: Recovery Period Planning

In order to help inform tax administrations’ decision-making in the COVID-19 crisis, the OECD Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), in collaboration with the FTA Enterprise Risk Management Community of Interest, has drawn up this reference document which looks at some of the main issues that tax administrations may wish to consider in their planning for the recovery period from the pandemic.

 

Tax Administrations Responses to COVID-19: Privacy, Disclosure and Fraud Risks

This document highlights the increased security risks and greater opportunities for errors, misconduct and fraud in the current environment, including as a result of increasing remote working. It provides examples of these high-level risks and identifies some mitigation actions that tax administrations may wish to take.

Statement by the FTA Chair, Hans Christian Holte, on alleviating burdens on cross-border employees impacted by travel restrictions

"To help contain the spread of COVID-19, governments are taking a number of exceptional measures, including placing significant restrictions on cross-border travel as well as strict quarantine requirements. As a result, in some countries a large number of people are having to remain temporarily in a location other than that where they usually work or reside."

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13th meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration

8-10 December 2020, Amsterdam