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  • 11-May-2021

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    Inheritance, estate and gift taxes could play a stronger role in addressing inequality and improving public finances

    Inheritance taxation can be an important instrument to address inequality, particularly in the current context of persistently high wealth inequality and new pressures on public finances linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 30-April-2021

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    Global Forum Secretariat launches Train the Trainer pilot programme under the Africa Initiative

    The Global Forum launched its Train the Trainer pilot programme under the umbrella of the Africa Initiative in April 2021. The project is designed to assist participating jurisdictions in providing local training to tax auditors and investigators.

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  • 29-April-2021

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    Labour market disruption & COVID-19 support measures contribute to widespread falls in taxes on wages in 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in the largest decrease in taxes on wages since the global financial crisis of 2008-09, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 22-April-2021

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    Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean rose modestly before being hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis

    Tax revenues rose moderately across Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019 before declining sharply in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic drove down global economic activity, according to new analysis released today.

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  • 19-April-2021

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    Digital platforms have an important role to play in value added tax policy in the sharing and gig economy

    Digital platforms can play an important role in the application of Value Added Taxes/Goods and Services Taxes policies in the sharing and gig economy, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 15-April-2021

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    Making tax dispute resolution more effective: New peer review assessments for Australia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand and Portugal

    Despite the significant disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity to hold all meetings virtually, work has continued with the release today of the stage 2 peer review monitoring reports for Australia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand and Portugal.

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  • 1-April-2021

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    OECD releases new peer review results on the prevention of tax treaty shopping under the BEPS Action 6 minimum standard

    Progress continues with the implementation of the BEPS package to tackle international tax avoidance, as the OECD releases the latest peer review report assessing jurisdictions’ efforts to prevent tax treaty shopping and other forms of treaty abuse under Action 6 of the OECD/G20 BEPS Project. A revised peer review document forming the basis of the assessment of the Action 6 minimum standard was also released today.

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  • 31-March-2021

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    Tax transparency moves forward as no or only nominal tax jurisdictions first exchange information on the substance of entities

    Twelve jurisdictions with no or only nominal tax began today carrying out information exchanges under the Forum on Harmful Tax Practice's global standard on substantial activities.

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  • 30-March-2021

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    Greece and Hungary deposit their instrument of ratification for the Multilateral BEPS Convention

    Greece and Hungary deposited their instrument of ratification for the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (Multilateral Convention or MLI), which now covers over 1700 bilateral tax treaties, thus underlining their strong commitment to prevent the abuse of tax treaties and BEPS by multinational enterprises. For Greece and Hungary, the MLI will enter into force on 1 July 2021.

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  • 30-March-2021

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    OECD releases main data from Effective Carbon Rates 2021

    A preview released today of the OECD’s Effective Carbon Rates 2021 report looks at the excise taxes, carbon taxes and emissions permit prices that effectively result in a carbon price in the 44 OECD and G20 countries, which account for 80% of global carbon emissions from energy.

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