Program: Fiscal

Tax Expenditures and Domestic Revenue Mobilisation

9-11 November 2021 | Online
Fiscal, Workshops | Tags: Domestic Revenue Mobilization, Informality, Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
Tax expenditures (TEs) are tax benefits that governments use worldwide to pursue various policy goals such as attracting investment, boosting innovation and fighting poverty. TEs are costly, as they lower government revenue and the tax liability of the beneficiary. The global average of tax revenues ... continue reading

Get My Tax Base if You Can

| 25 June 2021
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Developing Countries, Minimum Tax Rate, Tax Competition
The headlines from the G7 summit in Cornwall might suggest that the groundwork has just been laid for the most fundamental overhaul of the international tax regime in decades. The twin proposal accords additional taxing rights to states with large consumer markets and introduces a ... continue reading

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

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