Naomi Fowler ■ Making the UN Tax Committee more effective for developing countries: report


We’re pleased to share this report by Abdul Muheet Chowdhary of the South Centre on Making the UN Tax Committee more effective for developing countries.

The United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (UN Tax Committee) is an important and influential subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council that shapes standards and guidelines on international taxation. These are the rules through which Multinational Enterprises are taxed. Its role post-COVID-19 has become even more important as countries struggle to raise revenue. Despite being under-resourced, it has produced valuable guidance, especially on the crucial question of the digital economy. As a new Membership of the Committee is about to be selected, this Policy Brief provides practical recommendations on how the Committee can be reformed to be made more effective, especially for the interests of developing countries.

Read the report here.

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