Special Meeting of ECOSOC on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

New York
05 June, 2014

Participants will include representatives from national tax authorities and major international organizations active in the tax area, such as the IMF, World Bank, OECD, the Inter-American Centre of Tax Administrations (CIAT) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).

Following a short opening plenary featuring presentation by the Chair of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters on the outcome of the 9th session of the Committee (Geneva, 21-25 October 2013), the meeting will include three panel discussions on: (1) Current issues on the agenda of international organizations; (2) Current issues in domestic resource mobilization for development: Base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS); and (3) Extractive industries taxation issues for developing countries.

Preceding the ECOSOC meeting, UN DESAĺs Financing for Development Office (FfDO) is organizing, in cooperation with the OECD Center for Tax Policy and Administration (CTPA) a workshop on ôTax Base Protection for Developing Countriesö with the participation of representatives of developing countries.

This meeting is part of a project, undertaken by FfDO, which focuses on strengthening the capacity of developing countries to increase their potential for domestic revenue mobilization through protecting and broadening their tax base. The work will be focused on selected set of topics of particular relevance to developing countries, at the relevant stage of their capacity development, with a view to outlining a range of practical and feasible solutions, which could be implemented by these countries, resulting in increased tax revenues. The final outcome of the project will be a UN handbook, comprising a collection of papers developed in a novel demand-driven manner taking into account inputs from developing countries.

This workshop will provide a broad overview and update on the UN and OECD work in this area and then focus on the following topics: (1) Preventing tax treaty abuse; (2) Taxation of services (including taxation of fees for technical services); (3) Protecting the tax base in the digital economy; and (4) Tax incentives and tax base protection issues.

Detailed Information
Date 05 June, 2014
Location New York
Organizer Communication and Information Management Services (CIMS) [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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