Tax administrations deliver on information exchange, BEPS and tax certainty agenda, and move forward on the digital and the sharing economy
25/09/2017 - Tax administrations are playing a critical role as governments start implementing new international measures to counter offshore evasion and combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises. Global initiatives like the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project and movement towards the automatic exchange of financial account information will be top of the agenda when heads of tax administrations meet in Oslo, Norway, 27-29 September for the 11th meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA).
The Minister of Treasury of Argentina (the incoming G20 Presidency), the Finance Minister of Norway, business representatives and delegates from other international partner organisations will also participate.
The Forum on Tax Administration brings together Tax Commissioners from 50 of the most advanced tax administrations worldwide, including OECD and G20 countries, to work collaboratively on global tax administration challenges and take collective action to achieve common goals. Together these tax administrations collect EUR 8.5 trillion in revenue annually. The Oslo meeting will see participation from the heads of tax administrations and senior officials representing FTA member jurisdictions as well as those from invited countries.
The meeting will highlight innovations, leading practices and future opportunities concerning efforts by tax administrations to improve compliance by tackling offshore tax evasion and the shadow economy. Discussions will also focus on building the tax administration of the future, exploring the use of technology for effective digital services and delivery. The Forum meeting will also offer an opportunity for FTA members to meet and engage with other international partners working to advance tax administration.
At this meeting, the publication Tax Administration 2017 will be publically released. This report provides internationally comparative data on important aspects of tax systems and their administration in 55 advanced and emerging economies. Journalists are invited to email CTP.Communications@oecd.org should you wish to request an advance copy of this publication.
There are two events open to the press on 27 September:
- Opening session of the FTA Plenary meeting (13:15 – 15:00 local time/11:15-13:00 GMT)
- Press conference from 15:00 local time (13:00 GMT)
Both will be held at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Sonja Henies plass 3, 0185 Oslo.
These events will be webcast live via the following link: https://skatteetat.aventia.no/embed/broadcast/4
Participants will include:
- Siv Jensen, Minister of Finance, Norway
- Nicolás Dujovne, Minister of the Treasury, Argentina
- Edward Troup, Executive Chair and Permanent Secretary, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), United Kingdom (FTA Chair)
- Hans Christian Holte, Commissioner, Norwegian Tax Administration
- Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
Journalists must register attendance in advance and present their press card and photo-ID on arrival.
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