The fourth LAC (Latin American and Caribbean) Tax Policy Forum took place on 3-4 July in Mexico City to discuss the fiscal policy challenges in Latin America. The discussions focused on the political economy of tax reform, “green” taxation, best practices in raising revenue from natural resources, and the role of fiscal policy in reducing inequality.
The Global Forum on VAT is a platform for a global dialogue on international VAT standards and key issues of VAT policy and operation. The Second Meeting of the Global Forum on VAT took place on 17-18 April in Tokyo, Japan.
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Revised draft agenda for the public consultation on Action Item 2
Forum 2014, entitled Resilient Economies for Inclusive Societies, will be organised around three cross-cutting themes: Inclusive Growth, Jobs, and Trust, exploring the multifaceted nature of resilience and how to now “bounce forward” in addressing economic, social, and environmental challenges.
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Outcomes statement from the Third Forum on Tax and Crime held in Istanbul on 7-8 November 2013
Financial crime is one of the greatest threats to the economic and social well‑being of people living in all countries. Illicit financial activities such as tax evasion, corruption, terrorist financing, computer fraud, money laundering and other financial crimes are a global problem demanding a global response.
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The OECD’s Task Force on Tax and Development met in Seoul, on 30-31 October 2013. Governments, international and regional organisations, civil society and business representatives reviewed progress made since the previous meeting and explored further ways to help developing countries better mobilise their domestic resources.
A public consultation will be held at the OECD Conference Centre on 12-13 November 2013. The public consultation is open to all interested persons and will be attended by country delegates to Working Party No. 6 of the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs. Persons interested in attending must register in advance through the OECD website.
The OECD will hold a public consultation on the Revised Discussion Draft on Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles and the White Paper on Transfer Pricing Documentation on 12-13 November 2013 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France. The public consultation will also consider other transfer pricing elements of the 19 July 2013 Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting.
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Singapore held the first Regional GST/VAT Conference on 22-23 May 2013, reaching out to 120 delegates from 18 countries. The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore played host to 50 government delegates, many of whom are from the Asia-Pacific region.