In-depth discussions took place this week as the international community continues to make progress on the international tax agenda. Officials from more than 100 countries drawing from tax authorities, ministries of finance, development agencies, as well as regional and international organisations, business and civil society came together in a series of meetings hosted by the OECD.
Under pressure to offer internationally-competitive tax environments, developing countries offer generous tax breaks that undermine their domestic resource mobilisation efforts with little demonstrable benefit in terms of increased investment. To assist developing countries, the Task Force on Tax and Development has developed a set of Principles to enhance the transparency and governance of tax incentives for developing countries.
Taxation provides essential funding for development and is at the core of building capable states. The Tax and Development Programme is focusing on taxpayer education and measuring tax morale, and is also gathering evidence and offering guidance for development co-operation agencies on how to provide more and better support to country-led domestic resource mobilisation (DRM) efforts.
This event will review progress on tax and development made in 2015, including in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Financing for Development Conference, the Addis Tax Initiative, the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes and Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB).
Taxpayer education is the bridge linking tax administration and citizens and a key tool to transform tax culture. Covering innovative strategies in 28 countries, this publication offers ideas and inspiration for taxpayer education, literacy and outreach. The presentation ceremony, which took place in Bolivia, was attended by representatives of EuropeAid, EUROsociAL, Bolivia's National Tax Service and the OECD.
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This study adds to the evidence base of successful tax reforms by governments in developing countries where international support has helped.
These three tax events held on the side-lines of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa were organised by the OECD in partnership with UN-DESA and UNDP, and with support from a geographically wide and diverse coalition of partners including governments, regional tax organisations and civil society.
The OECD is holding three tax events on the side-lines of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
L’OCDE et le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) ont lancé une nouvelle initiative pour aider les pays en développement à accroître leurs recettes intérieures en renforçant leurs capacités en matière de vérification fiscale.
Événement en marge de la Troisième conférence internationale sur le financement du développement