Some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are exploring a variety of options in their attempt to collect additional tax revenues to confront the COVID-19 emergency. With a somber forecast ahead, the region´s GDP may contract up to 6% while the fiscal deficit can climb up to 8% by the end of 2020. In this scenario, tax amnesties emerge as a way of generating … [Read more...] about Tax amnesties in times of COVID: Exceptional measures in exceptional times
Laura Ospina is a consultant in the IDB's Fiscal Management Division. As part of her work, she has been supporting fiscal consolidation projects, especially in the areas of tax policy and administration, as well as the analysis of fiscal regimes for Extractive Industries in LAC. She has extensive experience in the public and private sector in Colombia in the areas of macro fiscal policy, design and evaluation of public investment projects in Latin America, as well as productive projects to promote economic development. Laura has a professional degree in Economic Sciences from the National University of Colombia.