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Inequality in labour income - What are its drivers and how can it be reduced? Economics Department Policy Note No. 8
The 7th meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration, which brought together the heads of tax administrations from 43 countries, concluded with a unified and strengthened commitment to combat offshore tax abuse.
La 7ma. reunión del Foro sobre Administración Tributaria, el cual reúne a los líderes de las administraciones tributarias de 43 países, concluyó con el compromiso unificado y fortalecedor de luchar contra el abuso fiscal offshore.
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Status of convention 19 JAN 2012.pdf
Poverty is an important policy issue in OECD countries and the recent crisis has made it even more pressing. This paper highlights poverty rate differences across countries and reviews the various policies to tackle it.
The economic and financial crisis was the catalyst for a fiscal crisis that engulfs many OECD countries. In most countries, budget deficits soared as a result of the economic slump, weaker revenues and the policy response to the crisis.
OECD countries face daunting fiscal challenges following the substantial surge in debt-GDP ratios during the past four years, from already high levels in many cases.
During the economic and financial crisis, fiscal positions across the OECD countries deteriorated sharply. This raises the question of what level of primary deficit would ensure long-term sustainability and what degree of consolidation is needed.
Over the past decades, top incomes have soared, especially in the English-speaking countries. Despite a considerable amount of research on top income developments, there is still substantial disagreement about the causes for their rapid increase.
Taxes and transfers reduce inequality in disposable income relative to market income. The effect varies, however, across OECD countries.