Tag: Tax Reform

Challenges and Opportunities for the Reform of Fossil Fuel Tax Expenditures in Developing and Emerging Economies

and | 13 July 2023
Discussion Notes, Fiscal | Tags: Energy, Fossil Fuel Subsidies, Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
Most governments subsidize some fossil fuels, whether to increase domestic energy supply, support declining mining regions, or make fuels more affordable for industry, motor vehicles, or households. These subsidies can be problematic... ... continue reading

Is It Time to Rationalize Tax Expenditures?

, , and | 19 April 2022
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
As developing countries recover from the pandemic, they will need to bring their public finances to a more sustainable position, by streamlining public spending and strengthening the revenue base. The need to mobilize additional resources has been exacerbated by the recent economic turmoil triggered by ... continue reading

Tax Expenditures in the Balkans: Time to Open the Black Box

| 28 October 2021
Blog, Fiscal | Tags: Tax Expenditures, Tax Reform
The traditional way of thinking about government expenditure goes as follows: first, governments collect revenue (through taxes, borrowing, or other means such as fines and penalties) and then they spend that revenue through the budget process. However, governments can also choose to support different economic ... continue reading

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

Press Release: New Global Tax Expenditures Database by CEP and DIE: Shedding Light on Hidden Government Spending

| 16 June 2021
Press Releases | Tags: Tax Expenditures, Tax Incentives, Tax Reform
The Council on Economic Policies (CEP) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) today launch the Global Tax Expenditures Database (GTED). The database went live today at www.GTED.net and will be officially launched at 15.00 CEST with an online conference featuring ... continue reading