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Allee des Nations (Avenue of Nations) of the United Nations Palace in Geneva, with the flags of the member countries.
December 2023|
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The UN Tax Committee spreads its wings

by Sol Picciotto

After attending the United Nations Tax Committee meeting in October and participating in its deliberations, Professor…

Image of tax return form on a computer screen
December 2023|
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The digitalisation journey of tax administrations – Insights from the Network of Tax Organisations (NTO) Conference

by Fabrizio Santoro

The fundamental challenge in tax digitalisation lies in shifting focus away from the mere implementation of technology. Instead, a clear strategic vision is needed to define the problems and goals digitalisation aims to address whilst also holistically mapping and analysing constraints….

Rainforest canopy with morning mist in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
December 2023|
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Just environmental taxation in Africa: how tax policy can curb environmental damage, far beyond just carbon taxes

by Giovanni Occhiali

How can environmental taxes increase the sustainability of economic growth in low-income countries? Environmental taxes can…

Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA.
December 2023|
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A new UN Tax convention – how will it change global tax governance?

by Martin Hearson

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly passed a historic resolution commencing work on a UN…

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November 2023|
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Unpacking Zambia’s proposed mobile money levy: Lessons and considerations

by Hannelore Niesten

As Zambia’s proposed e-levy on mobile money transfers takes shape, policymakers would be prudent to consider the lessons learnt by other African countries…

Street scene with corner shop
September 2023|
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Technology and taxation: Unveiling a new world of opportunities but also challenges, at international socioeconomics conference

by Ludovic Bernad & Fabrizio Santoro

Digital finance is experiencing rapid evolution, with governments and economies becoming increasingly digitalised. For tax systems, the implications are profound. With opportunities and challenges….

Nairobi skyline at sunset with a billboard that says eTims and features a woman in a red dress.
August 2023|
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Kenya is going digital to boost tax revenue – there are lessons to learn from other African countries

by Celeste Scarpini & Fabrizio Santoro

Many African tax authorities have weak capacity to raise revenue. From 1990 to 2020, sub-Saharan African…

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July 2023|
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Prescriptive approaches to taxation: Reclaiming policy space

by Irene Musselli

Low-income countries with limited taxation capacity and expertise require simple and context-specific methods to combat commodity…

Screenshot of home page of the digital financial services (DFS) tax map website
July 2023|
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ICTD’s new web portal on taxation of digital financial services in Africa

by Awa Diouf & Hannelore Niesten

Across Africa, the rapid growth of digital financial services (DFS) has led to increased interest in effectively taxing these services. The DFS TaxMap is a dynamic web portal in English and French tracking the diverse approaches to DFS taxation….

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July 2023|
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A global minimum tax: is Pillar Two fair for developing countries?  

by Catherine Brown

Last week, 138 members of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting released…

Tax official registers a female small business owner on the street
July 2023|
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Helping Politicians to Break Bad Tax Habits

by Mick Moore

Politicians have many bad tax habits. These include using tax inspections to punish political opponents; ensuring…

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July 2023|
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Taxing cross-border services: is a global tax governance framework an illusion?

by Andrea Laura Riccardi Sacchi

With the increasing digitalisation and servitisation of the economy, the debate on how to tax cross-border…