This year the Global Forum marked its 10th anniversary and provide an opportunity to take stock of the progress made. The first day of the plenary (26 November), which was open to the media and invited honorary guests, focused on the issues of the utility, relevance and global impact of tax transparency.
A signing ceremony between the Italian Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate) and the State Revenue Committee of Armenia took place at the OECD today, establishing work plans for two assistance programmes initiated through Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) – a joint OECD/UNDP capacity building initiative.
A regional meeting on tax and digitalisation for Asia and the Pacific , co-hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), took place in Manila, the Philippines on 19-20 November 2019.
As part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, the OECD is seeking public comments on a Secretariat Proposal for a “Unified Approach” under Pillar One. This public consultation meeting will focus on the key questions identified in the consultation document and issues raised in the written submissions received as part of the consultation process.
The average tax-to-GDP ratio for the 26 countries participating in the new edition of Revenue Statistics in Africa was unchanged at 17.2% for the third consecutive year in 2017. This was lower than the averages for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) at 22.8% and for the OECD at 34.2%, underlining the need for urgent action to enhance domestic revenue mobilisation in Africa.
The OECD is now gathering input for the Stage 1 peer reviews of Andorra, Aruba, Bahrain, Barbados, Gibraltar, Greenland, Kazakhstan, Oman, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Viet Nam, and invites taxpayers to submit input on specific MAP-related issues by 16 December 2019.
On 9 October 2019, interested parties were invited to provide comments on a number of policy issues and technical aspects in respect to the Secretariat Proposal for a "Unified Approach" under Pillar One. The OECD is grateful to the commentators for their input and now publishes the public comments received.
As part of the ongoing work of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, the OECD secretariat is seeking public comments on certain aspects of the Global Anti-Base Erosion (GloBE) Proposal under Pillar Two.
The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS has released additional interpretative guidance to give greater certainty to tax administrations and MNE Groups on the implementation and operation of Country-by-Country (CbC) Reporting (BEPS Action 13).