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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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    COVID-19 policy response: Green budgeting and tax policy tools to support a green recovery

    This policy response 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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    Blog post: 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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    Blog post: 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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  • 1-September-2020

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    Global Forum reveals compliance ratings from new peer review assessments for Anguilla, Chile, China, Gibraltar, Greece, Korea, Malta, Papua New Guinea and Uruguay

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum) published today nine new peer review reports assessing compliance with the international standard on transparency and exchange of information on request (EOIR). The new reports relate to jurisdictions with very diverse EOIR practice and their findings are equally contrasted.

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  • 30-July-2020

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    OECD and Brazil's federal revenue authority invite taxpayer input on transfer pricing issues relating to the design of safe-harbour provisions and other comparability considerations

    As part of the implementation phase of a joint transfer pricing project between the OECD and Brazil, the OECD Secretariat and Receita Federal do Brasil are seeking public input to inform the work related to the development of safe harbours as well as other simplification measures and measures that can contribute to enhanced tax certainty.

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  • 29-July-2020

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    Global Forum Secretariat delivers new toolkit to help countries become Party to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

    The rapid spread of exchange of financial information (EOI) between countries over the past ten years has led to much increased transparency in tax matters. Today as yesterday, international co-operation is critical in combating tax evasion and helping domestic revenue mobilisation. Regrettably, many developing countries have not yet benefitted from these developments and are still struggling to enforce their tax legislations.

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