The International Tax Dialogue (ITD) is a collaborative project of the European Commission (EC), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), United Kingdom Department for International Development (UK-DFID) and World Bank Group to better discharge each institution’s own mandate by facilitating increased cooperation on tax matters among governments, international organisations and other key stakeholders.
- Promote effective international dialogue between participating organisations and governments on taxation, giving all countries a real input into the discussion of tax administration and policy issues;
- Identify and share good practices in taxation;
- Provide a clearer focus for technical assistance on tax matters; and
- Avoid duplication of effort in respect of existing activities on tax matters.
- International and domestic tax policy and administration issues.
The ITD operates a free, multilingual, multinational website found at www.itdweb.org. The site provides an opportunity for tax administrations, International Tax Dialogue ministries of finance, and international and regional organisations to share experiences and knowledge with peers on a global basis. Over 3 000 documents from around the world are currently online, with more added daily.
The site also includes an extensive range of links, a one-click search across more than 300 ministry of finance and revenue administration websites worldwide, feature articles, a tax reform questions service, newsletters and a directory of technical assistance events delivered by key international and regional organisations.
Recent developments in content include links to tax laws and treaties as well as other key links by country or contributing organization. A redesign project is currently underway. We will be launching an updated, modern and user-friendly version of ITDweb in the near future. All countries are invited to make use of this resource and to contribute their own knowledge and experience.
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ITD global conferences bring together leading experts and practitioners to share developments and consider key challenges and solutions.
Three global conferences have been held to date, all attended by senior officials from approximately 100 countries. The 2005 conference in Italy considered value added taxes (VAT) now found in more than 140 countries. The 2007 conference in Argentina addressed taxation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), focussing on identifying good practice in ensuring compliance whilst minimising compliance burden and providing the best environment for growth. The 2009 conference in China considered taxation of financial institutions and instruments, focussing not only on issues raised by the global financial crisis but also on long-standing issues and challenges.
A complete overview of agendas, spekares and presentations of the above conference is available here.
The next global conference will be held in 2011 in Egypt and will address “Taxation and Inequality”. Further information will be posted on the website once an agenda and other details are finalised.
In April 2009 the first regional conference was held in Africa, hosted by the Rwanda Revenue Authority. The conference continued the discussion on SMEs with a focus on issues and challenges particularly relevant in the region.
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