Today we streamed the 16th episode of our OECD Tax Talks series with all the latest developments in our work. If you weren't able to watch the live event, the replay and presentation are now available.
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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. There is an additional section relating to the work carried out in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
New data released today, provides aggregated information on the global tax and economic activities of nearly 4,000 multinational enterprise (MNE) groups headquartered in 26 jurisdictions and operating across more than 100 jurisdictions worldwide.
“Addressing the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy is long overdue,” said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. “All members of the Inclusive Framework should remain engaged in the negotiation towards the goal of reaching a global solution by year end, drawing on all the technical work that has been done during the last three years, including throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
With global economic activity facing a historic drop and government spending rising dramatically, the implications of the Covid-19 crisis on public finances and tax revenues are significant.
The work on BEPS Action 14 continues with today's publication of the stage 2 peer review monitoring reports of the seven jurisdictions in batch 2: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Sweden.
Progress continues with the implementation of the BEPS package, as the OECD releases the second peer review assessing countries’ efforts to implement the Action 6 minimum standard as agreed under the OECD/G20 BEPS Project.
As we navigate through this global crisis, one of the few certainties is that tax policy will play an important role in the immediate response of governments to support individuals and businesses, as well as in future rounds of policy action, including to rebuild our economies, which will ultimately take place once the health crisis has been contained.
On 6 Feburary 2020, interested parties were invited to provide comments on the Review of the BEPS Action 13 minimum standard. The OECD is grateful to the commentators for their input and now publishes the public comments received.
Domestic resource mobilisation is a priority as a means to increase national capacity to finance the SDGs. Taxes are already the largest single source of financing, and have the potential for growth. As while the average level of taxes in developing countries remains low, countries have shown capacity to expand their revenues.