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  • 1-July-2021

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  • 30-June-2021

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    Perspectives on Global Development 2021 - From Protest to Progress?

    Since its first edition in 2010, the OECD Development Centre's Perspectives on Global Development report has tracked development trends and policy priorities in developing countries. This new report examines the phenomenon of discontent. Between the global financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, discontent surged around the world. It was especially evident in middle-income countries and was often most acute amongst the middle classes that have emerged in developing countries over recent decades. The report explores the economic, political and sociological drivers of discontent and argues that building back better from the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries will require approaches that simultaneously improve citizens' well-being, promote productive transformation and strengthen social cohesion. The report concludes by examining the international dimension of discontent and demonstrates how weaknesses and imbalances in the present multilateral system are eroding humankind's capacity for collective action in the face of global threats, notably the climate crisis. The rise in discontent has exposed failings in prevailing economic, social and political models at all levels: addressing discontent means fixing these systems, and doing so in an inclusive and sustainable manner.
  • 5-June-2021

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    Statement from OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann on the outcome of the G7 Finance Ministers’ Meeting

    OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann welcomed today’s ground-breaking agreement by G7 Finance Ministers on key elements of international tax reform designed to address the tax challenges of the digitalisation and the globalisation of the economy.

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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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    Database: Country tax measures during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Latest data on tax measures taken by governments so far in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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  • 7-April-2021

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    OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (Italy, April 2021)

    Reports on the latest developments in the international tax agenda. Outlines new reports on: tax measures introduced in response to COVID-19 (OECD); and tax policy and climate change (IMF/OECD). Provides an update on G20 tax deliverables including tax transparency, BEPS implementation, supporting developing countries, tax certainty and addressing tax evasion. Overviews ongoing work to address tax challenges arising from digitalisation.

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