Tag: Tax Expenditures

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

Fiscal Policy Responses to the Coronavirus Outbreak

| 20 March 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Covid-19, Inequality, Informality, Tax Expenditures, VAT
The global crisis we are facing is one of the worst in history. The priority, obviously, is to reduce the number of coronavirus victims. At the same time, mitigating the economic impacts is vital. Both the real economy and financial markets worldwide have already been hard ... continue reading

Towards a Policy Framework of Globalization: Interconnections between Tax, Trade and Investment

Upcoming: 10-11 June 2020 - Postponed due to COVID-19
Fiscal, Trade, Workshops | Tags: Carbon Tax, Investment, Tax Expenditures
This two-day workshop seeks to gather 30 experts from academia, international and regional organizations as well as government officials to discuss and exchange around the policy implications of and interconnections bewtween tax, trade and investment.  ... continue reading

A Lack Of Transparency. Do You Know About The Taxes Your Government Does NOT Collect?

and | 20 January 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Tax Expenditures
All over the planet, governments are desperate for funds to finance social policies, public infrastructure and development projects. Yet, the very same governments routinely forego huge amounts of tax revenues by granting tax incentives to investors, setting lower value added tax rates for the consumption ... continue reading

Tax Expenditures and Complexity in a VAT System: The Case of Brazil

| 7 January 2020
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Tax Expenditures, VAT
Despite its known regressivity, the value-added tax (VAT) has been considered a robust tool for development, especially if integrated into a well-implemented tax-and-benefit system. VAT is often considered a neutral tax that minimizes distortions and is particularly relevant to low- and middle-income countries due to ... continue reading