Release of OECD Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies 2020


Release of OECD Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies 2020

Thursday, 23 July 2020 at 08:00 CEST (Paris time)

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The seventh edition of the tax policy publication Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies will be launched on Thursday, 23 July 2020. The report provides an overview of the main taxation trends from 1990 to 2018 in 21 economies, including Bhutan, Mongolia, Nauru, and the People’s Republic of China for the first time.


This edition includes a special feature, co-authored by the ADB and the OECD, on the tax policy and administration responses to COVID-19 in Asian and Pacific Economies. The chapter discusses the impact of the crisis on tax revenues, the responses of tax administrations and policymakers during different phases of the crisis, and particular considerations for low-income governments.


We invite you to join a live webinar event on the day of the launch, Thursday 23 July 2020 from 08:00 to 09:00 a.m. (CEST). The webinar will feature a presentation of the report and expert inputs from partner organisations, followed by a 10-15 minute Q&A.


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Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies 2020 is a joint publication by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, the OECD Development Centre with the co-operation of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Pacific Islands Tax Administrators Association (PITAA) and the Pacific Community (SPC) and support from the governments of Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The statistics are based on the OECD Revenue Statistics database methodology, which provides internationally comparable data on tax levels and tax structures.


Revenue Statistics in Asian and Pacific Economies 2020 will be under embargo until Thursday 23 July, 08:00 CEST (Paris time). Advance copies will be available to media the day before release.


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