The economic contraction tracked by the COVID-19 pandemic has created large fiscal imbalances that will lead Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) governments to pursue fiscal consolidation policies to increase revenues and reduce expenditures. In the tax realm, questions inevitably arise as to the adequacy of tax revenues and the equity of the proposed measures. That calls for … [Read more...] about Revisiting Personalized VAT: A Tool for Fiscal Consolidation with Equity
Administración financiera y tributaria
The streams of analysis on the UN climate change talks in Glasgow last December read like the opening of the Charles Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…” There is some truth to both sides. There was deep regret that the goal of developed countries to … [Read more...] about Five Reasons COP26 is a Big Deal for Finance Ministries
The development of digital technology has profoundly transformed information processes in all the spectrum of the public and private sectors. For Tax Administrations (TAs), organizations whose business processes (services and audit) are based on data, technology advancements are driving profound changes in the way they carry out their tax collection functions. Digitalization … [Read more...] about Digital Maturity Index: How to measure digital transformation progress in tax administrations
In memory of Juan C. Gómez Sabaini and Francisco de Paula Gutiérrez The tax incentive for private investment most widely applied in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) jurisdictions (25) is a lower corporate income tax (CIT) rate in certain industries or specific regions. If well designed and implemented, the reduced rate is a tool available to governments to foster … [Read more...] about The Impact of International Trade and BEPS Commitments on Tax Incentives and Collection
The COVID-19 pandemic had strong economic and social impacts that have exacerbated the problems of inequality between rich and poor. While the wealthier classes were able to preserve their jobs and work remotely, many low-income workers lost their sources of income overnight, or saw their incomes shrink dramatically. This increase in inequality, coupled with large fiscal … [Read more...] about Can a wealth tax reduce inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean?