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July 2021
Map showing bilateral treaties between countries from the Tax Treaties Explorer
Call for research proposals: Tax treaties and lower-income countries

Th International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) seeks proposals for research projects on tax treaties and lower-income countries, with the aim of assisting lower-income countries in making decisions about their approach to tax treaty policy and treaty negotiations. Funding is available for the most promising applications that need it. Applicants whose proposals have been…

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June 2021
In Remembrance of Professor Richard Bird

Written by Professor Mick Moore and Dr Wilson Prichard Professor Richard Bird sadly passed away on 9th June 2021, at the age of 82. Anyone working in the field of tax and development will be very familiar with Richard’s published work. He started to produce in the 1960s, and was still publishing high quality work…

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30 June 2021
Past Event
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Webinar: Strengthening Intergovernmental Collaboration for Effective Property Taxation

Unlike most sources of local revenue, responsibility for the different aspects of property tax administration in Africa is often split between central and local authorities. In many countries, central governments have, since the colonial period, retained responsibility for land titling, maintaining the cadastre, and property valuation, while other aspects of rate-setting and property tax collection…

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