Tax Policy Options for Funding the Post-COVID Recovery in the Global South

Jul 23 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:45pm
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Jul 23 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:45pm

The webinar will hence feature prominent voices of the Global South on the national and international tax policy options for funding the post-COVID-19 recovery. Speakers will also provide an overview of the multilateral discussions in the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on taxing the digital economy, a topic of seminal importance as it is in effect a redistribution of taxing rights between source and residence jurisdictions. The speakers are a diverse mix representing tax administrations, academia and civil society.

This webinar, organized in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Tax Justice, is part of a series by the South Centre with the objective of gathering experts, policy-makers, government officials, practitioners and other stakeholders to discuss the different measures adopted by States to tackle the different challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic in their efforts to achieve and sustain the progress towards sustainable development in developing countries.

Tax Policy Options for Funding the Post-COVID Recovery in the Global South
Date: 23 July 2020
Time: 3 PM – 4:45 PM (CEST)
Registrations: https://bit.ly/32ifmYE 

 

AGENDA

15:00-15:05 Welcoming Remarks
Prof Carlos Correa, Executive Director, South Centre
Dr Dereje Alemayehu, Executive Coordinator, GATJ

15:05-15:15 Challenges of Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) in the Global South amid COVID-19 
Lidy Nacpil, Coordinator, Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development

1515-1525 Redistributing taxing rights to developing countries – the Two Pillar Approach and the way forward from the impasse 
Eric Mensah, Co-chairperson, UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters 

15:25-15:35 Alternative international frameworks from the South for taxing the digital economy 
Rajat Bansal, Member, UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters 

15:35-15:45 National measures for taxing the digital economy 
Veronica Grondona, Director of International Taxation, Argentine Federal Administration of Public Revenue (AFIP), Government of Argentina 

15:45-15:55 Financing the recovery from COVID-19 – domestic options for developing countries 
Ricardo Martner, independent economist and Commissioner of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) 

15:55-16:05 South- South cooperation facing the COVID-19 induced socio-economic crisis 
Charles Abugre, Member of Technical Advisory Council of Tax Justice Network Africa 

16:05-16:35 Q&A Session 
Moderator: Abdul Muheet Chowdhary, Senior Programme Officer, Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Gender Program, South Centre 

16:35-16:45 Closing Remarks