Program: Fiscal

Avoiding Mining Tax Relief Pitfalls During a Crisis

| 22 May 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Covid-19, Mining, Tax Expenditures, Taxes
Establishing effective tax policy for the mining sector can be a challenge in the best of times, especially for resource-rich developing countries which may lack sector-specific experience and technical capacity. Under the pressure of a crisis, it is critical for countries to steer clear of ... continue reading

The Day After Tomorrow. Designing COVID-19 Bailouts for a Sustainable Recovery

| 4 May 2020
Blog, Fiscal, Monetary | Tags: Bailouts, Climate Change, Covid-19, Employment, Inequality
Governments around the world are taking extraordinary measures to mitigate the economic fallout of COVID-19. Their decisions in the weeks and months ahead will shape our lives for years to come. The fiscal packages that are being adopted as well as the funding that central ... continue reading

Bail, or Bailout? Tax Experts Publish 5-Step Test for Covid19 Business Bailouts

and | 27 April 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Bailouts, Covid-19, Tax Avoidance
Following bans from Denmark, Poland and Argentina on companies registered in tax havens from receiving Covid19 bailouts[1], the Tax Justice Network has published a “bail or bailout” test to clarify uncertainty on how governments can determine which companies are discreetly using tax havens to pay ... continue reading

Argentina. A Short Blanket for the Coronavirus Long Night

and | 3 April 2020
Blog, Fiscal, Monetary | Tags: Central Banks, Covid-19, Fiscal Space, Health, Inflation, Informality
The coronavirus has arrived, and Argentina has played its cards. First life, then the economy. While it is non-debatable that the consequences of the pandemic will be enormous throughout the world, the magnitude of the impact is still uncertain. Argentina is a special case on three ... continue reading

The Dark Side of the Moon. Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis in Developing Economies

| 25 March 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Covid-19, Development, Inequality, Informality
Besides China and Iran, the impact of the coronavirus has until now been most severe in advanced economies including France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Spain and the US. This is unlikely to remain so. As the virus continues its spread around the world it will ... continue reading