Program: Fiscal

Global Tax Expenditures Database – Official Launch

16 June 2021, 15.00-17.30 CET | Online
Conferences, Fiscal | Tags: Inequality, Sustainability, Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
The Council on Economic Policies (CEP) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) have launched the «Global Tax Expenditures Database» (GTED): www.GTED.net with an online conference on 16 June 2021.   The key findings of the GTED Flagship report presented at ... continue reading

Globalization and Digitalization – Interconnections Between Taxation, Trade and Investment

3, 10, 17, 24 June and 1 July, 2021 14.00-17.00 CET | Online
Fiscal, Trade, Workshops | Tags: Digitalization, Investment, Services Trade, Tax Expenditures, Taxes
Recent decades have witnessed structural changes in the way production is organized. Trade and investment liberalization together with technological developments, notably in transport and communications, have substantially reduced trade and foreign investment costs and enabled global value chains, supported by global finance, to proliferate. As ... continue reading

Tax Incentives for Investment. Old and New Challenges for International Trade

Upcoming: 24 June, 2021 14.00-17.00 CET | Online
Fiscal, Workshops | Tags: Digitalization, Investment, Tax Expenditures, Tax Incentives
Despite their stated goals including attracting FDI, creating employment and boosting R&D and innovation, tax incentives for investment are often ineffective. Indeed, several provisions are redundant and hence end-up triggering costly windfall gains. They can also trigger negative spillover effects on third countries, e.g. when ... continue reading

Reforming Tax Expenditures – Challenges and Barriers in the United States

14 April, 2021 20.00 CET, 14.00 EDT | Online
Fiscal, Panel | Tags: Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
This event will address the main challenges and barriers holding back reform of the tax expenditure system in the US including:  The politics of tax expenditures “Negative” and “positive” tax expenditures Collecting racial, ethnic, and gender information Improving transparency in public finance management. ... continue reading

Assessing Pension-Related Tax Expenditures in South Africa

and | 6 April 2021
Fiscal, Working Papers | Tags: Inequality, Pensions, Tax Expenditures
In 2016, the South African government introduced a comprehensive reform to simplify and harmonize the pension system in order to incentivize pension savings and increase the fairness of the retirement system. Using administrative tax micro-data, we assess the impact of the 2016 reform and find that it triggered ... continue reading