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FTC Discusses New Covid Bailout Tracker
May 6th, 2021
On April 27, the FTC hosted a high-level panel to discuss our new Covid Bailout Tracker, which revealed a set of staggering findings regarding governmental funding responses to the pandemic. The panel discussion, which can be viewed in its entirety here (and below), touched on a range of topics, from global minimum corporate taxes to
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Why Developing Countries Should Care About the G8 Summit
June 19th, 2013
The leaders of the world’s eight wealthiest economies have finished their meetings, headed home, and issued a final communiqué for the G8 summit in Lough Erne. And though emerging economies are not represented at the meetings, there are plenty of reasons they should deeply care about what was said. In general, the G8 communiqué goes a long way to calling out important tax issues, but in particular understands the importance of tax in the context of mobilizing domestic resources, curtailing illicit financial flows, and promoting development. And while the G8 did not go as far as they should have...
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The Progress on and Future of Automatic Tax Information Exchange
April 18th, 2013
This week the world saw a huge leap forward on automatic tax information exchange and, more broadly, the effort to crack down on tax evasion. As the recent investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has shown, governments around the world have a big problem, not only with tax evasion specifically, but also the broader use of offshore vehicles for hiding cash and corruption. Yet this week, the governments of ten European nations have answered this challenge in stunning fashion. Their efforts have ignited momentum on an effort that could be an integral part of not only reducing tax...
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