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  • 12-November-2020

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    African countries should navigate the COVID-19 crisis before renewing efforts to mobilise domestic resources

    Tax revenues in African countries, on average, have remained at the same level during 2018 for the fifth consecutive year, with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis expected to significantly reduce public revenues across the region, according to a new report.

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  • 5-November-2020

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    Media Advisory - Release of Revenue Statistics in Africa 2020

    The fifth edition of the tax policy publication Revenue Statistics in Africawill be launched on Thursday, 12 November 2020. The report provides an overview of the main taxation trends from 1990 to 2018 in 30 countries, including Chad, Lesotho, Malawi, and Namibia for the first time.

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  • 12-October-2020

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    OECD Tax Talks #17

    Today we streamed the 17th episode of our OECD Tax Talks series with all the latest developments in our work. If you weren't able to watch the live event, the replay and presentation are now available.

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  • 12-October-2020

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    International community renews commitment to address tax challenges from digitalisation of the economy

    The international community has made substantial progress towards reaching a consensus-based long-term solution to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy, and agreed to keep working towards an agreement by mid-2021, according to a Statement released today.

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  • 12-October-2020

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    OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (Saudi Arabia, October 2020)

    In addition to an update on the progress we are making to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy, the report provides the latest progress on other G20 deliverables: notably on tax transparency with the 2019 AEOI figures, implementation of the BEPS standards & capacity building for developing countries.

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  • 9-October-2020

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    Green budgeting and tax policy tools to support a green recovery

    This policy brief focuses on practical ways in which countries can use green budgeting and tax policy tools to implement stimulus packages that support a green recovery, and the inter-linked role of both tax and spend measures in aligning stimulus programmes with decarbonisation objectives.

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  • 2-October-2020

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    8th meeting of the Africa Initiative: Members and partners reflect on COVID-19 challenges, discuss tax transparency progress and agree to renew Initiative for a further three years

    The Africa Initiative’s 8th annual meeting brought together more than 150 participants from 27 African countries and 20 organisations. Representatives reflected on current challenges faced by administrations and highlighted the importance of exchange of information (EOI) and other forms of administrative co-operation in supporting domestic resource mobilisation in these challenging times.

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  • 14-September-2020

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    Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco: tax reforms for sustainable health financing

    The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that weaknesses in one country’s health sector can rapidly become a health challenge for other countries. Additionally, as countries around the world, including Côte d’Ivoire and Morocco, face the current economic and health crisis, the sense of urgency to mobilise domestic resources has increased.

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  • 3-September-2020

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    Countries have responded decisively to the COVID-19 crisis, but face significant fiscal challenges ahead

    Governments have taken unprecedented fiscal action in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but countries will need to support economic recovery in the face of significantly increasing fiscal challenges, according a new OECD report.

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  • 3-September-2020

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    Supporting the global economy: what role for tax systems in responding to COVID-19?

    While the size of fiscal packages has varied across countries, most have been significant, and some countries have taken unprecedented action. Initial government responses focused on providing income support to households and liquidity to businesses to help them stay afloat. As the crisis has continued, many countries have expanded their initial fiscal packages.

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