15/11/2021 - The Pacific Islands Tax Administrators Association (PITAA) is a longstanding partner of the Global Forum in promoting tax transparency and building capacities in the Pacific. Their collaboration has been reinforced since the launch of the Pacific Initiative in 2020, together with other partners. The initiative supports Pacific Islands’ domestic resource mobilisation efforts through the fight against tax evasion. Eight PITAA member countries are also members of the Global Forum.
As an observer to the Global Forum, PITAA will participate in plenary meetings and other events. It will contribute to the promotion of international exchange of information among tax administrations as a powerful tool to tackle cross-border tax evasion and improve domestic resource mobilisation.
“PITAA is honoured to be part of the 21 observers and is confident that this will boost participation of Small Island Developing States in the Pacific Initiative, raise awareness on and promote alignment with global discussions held at the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for tax purposes,” said Koni Ravono, Head of the PITAA Secretariat.
The Global Forum is the leading multilateral body mandated to ensure that jurisdictions around the world adhere to and effectively implement both the standard of transparency and exchange of information on request and the standard of automatic exchange of financial account information. These objectives are achieved through a robust monitoring and peer review process. The Global Forum also runs an extensive capacity-building programme to support its members in implementing the standards and help tax authorities make the best use of cross-border information sharing channels.
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