Leading global tax administrations agree collective actions on tax certainty, co-operation and digital transformation
28/03/2019 - The Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), the 53 leading global tax administrations, met in Chile on 26-28 March and agreed an ambitious agenda focused on tax certainty, enhanced tax co-operation and the collective challenges of digital transformation.
Hans Christian Holte, Chair of the FTA and Head of the Norwegian Tax Administration said, "FTA members collectively bring in over EUR 11 trillion for government revenue. Our Plenary meeting in Chile showed our collective determination to progress an ambitious and strategic work programme to enhance global tax administration, improving tax certainty, international co-operation and lead the way on providing better taxpayer services."
FTA members agreed:
- To ramp up work on tax certainty, including through 17 FTA members participating in the second phase of the pilot on the International Compliance Assurance Programme (ICAP) with more actively considering.
- To support policy makers in the development of new standardised reporting requirements to facilitate international exchange of information on those selling goods and services through the sharing and gig economy.
- To pursue collective work on the effective use of the vast amount of information on offshore accounts currently being exchanged under the OECD/G20 Common Reporting Standard
- Set out in concrete and practical terms a digital vision for Tax Administration 2030 and to help reduce compliance burdens for small and medium sized enterprises through the use of new technologies.
Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration said, "There is a huge international agenda to ensure fair and effective taxation of multinationals and individuals operating across borders, while delivering enhanced tax certainty to promote growth and investment. Tax administrations sit at the heart of this. The Plenary demonstrated the FTA's resolve to take concrete actions to support the international agenda and to deliver on the high public expectations."
For more details, including as regards the reports published at the Plenary and the FTA's future work programme, see the communiqué released at the close of the meeting.
The Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) is a global forum on tax administration for Commissioners. It has 53 members, including all G20 and OECD member countries as well as selected advanced and emerging non-OECD economies. The work of the Forum is overseen by a Bureau of 13 Commissioners from the participating revenue bodies and is chaired by Hans Christian Holte, Commissioner of the Norwegian Tax Administration. The Forum has extensive collaboration with a wide range of international and regional organisations, including the IMF, IOTA and CIAT as well as key stakeholders in the private and public sector.
For media enquiries, contact Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (+33 6 2630 4923), Hans Christian Holte, Chair of the FTA (+47 907 90 721), or Achim Pross, Head of the International Co-operation and Tax Administration Division (+33 6 2163 2767).