OECD – Tax challenges from digitalisation: A global two-pillar solution could increase tax revenues and support economic activity

The international corporate tax system faces growing challenges. While the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project represented an unprecedented multilateral effort to tackle profit shifting, many questions over the allocation of taxing rights remain unresolved. Digitalisation and globalisation have highlighted certain vulnerabilities in the existing framework, which allocates taxing rights principally on the…

OECD Secretary-General Tax Report to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors – October 2020

As I report to you, the COVID-19 pandemic continues its course, resulting in global and sustained economic fallouts. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the OECD has monitored closely the tax and fiscal policy responses of countries and jurisdictions. Tax policy should prioritise supporting health systems and recovery above all and then be adapted…

International community renews commitment to address tax challenges from digitalisation of the economy

The international community has made substantial progress towards reaching a consensus-based long-term solution to the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy, and agreed to keep working towards an agreement by mid-2021, according to a Statement released today. The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which groups 137 countries and jurisdictions on an equal…

OECD Environment Working Papers N. 70 – ENVIRONMENTAL AND RELATED SOCIAL COSTS OF THE TAX TREATMENT OF COMPANY CARS AND COMMUTING EXPENSES

OECD Environment Working Papers N. 70 – ENVIRONMENTAL AND RELATED SOCIAL COSTS OF THE TAX TREATMENT OF COMPANY CARS AND COMMUTING EXPENSES. This paper builds upon a recent OECD paper on the personal tax treatment of company cars and commuting expenses in OECD member-countries and aims to arrive at a better understanding of the environmental…

OECD Taxation Working Papers N. 47 – What drives consumption tax revenues? Disentangling policy and macroeconomic drivers

OECD Taxation Working Papers N. 47 – What drives consumption tax revenues? Disentangling policy and macroeconomic drivers. This paper decomposes consumption tax revenues in OECD countries into the implicit tax rate (ITR) and consumption relative to GDP, to identify how economic downturns affect consumption tax revenues. It further considers the impact of changes in VAT…

OECD WORKING PAPERS ON INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT – The Most Favoured Nation and Non-Discrimination Provisions in international trade law and the OECD Codes of Liberalisation

OECD WORKING PAPERS ON INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT – The Most Favoured Nation and Non-Discrimination Provisions in international trade law and the OECD Codes of Liberalisation. By Andrea Marín Odio. Increasing moves away from multilateralism have created a fragmented trade and investments cenario where economies progressively combine the application of restrictive unilateral actions with bilateral and regional…

OECD Taxation Working Papers N. 48 – Carbon pricing design: Effectiveness, efficiency and feasibility. An investment perspective

OECD Taxation Working Papers N. 48 – Carbon pricing design: Effectiveness, efficiency and feasibility. An investment perspective. Carbon pricing helps countries steer their economies towards and along a carbon-neutral growth path. This paper considers how the design of carbon pricing instruments affects their effectiveness, efficiency and feasibility. Design choices matter both for taxes and Emissions…

OECD – The COVID-19 crisis creates an opportunity to step up digitalisation among subnational governments

OECD – The COVID-19 crisis creates an opportunity to step up digitalisation among subnational governments. Recent decades have seen rapid growth of advanced digital technologies, including high-speed computing, big data, artificial intelligence, the internet-of-things and blockchain. This “digital revolution” creates significant opportunities for all levels of government to improve the delivery of public goods and…

OECD – TAX ADMINISTRATION RESPONSES TO COVID-19: ASSISTING WIDER GOVERNMENT.

OECD – TAX ADMINISTRATION RESPONSES TO COVID-19: ASSISTING WIDER GOVERNMENT. 1. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, many tax administrations have taken on new roles to assist in the provision of wider government support. In many cases these have entailed responsibilities not normally provided by tax administrations, such as making support payments to citizens or…