ECOSOC addresses international tax cooperation

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold a one-day meeting to consider international cooperation in tax matters on 29 May

Inauguration of Newly Renovated ECOSOC Chamber (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)The Council will have before it a report of the Secretary-General on further progress achieved in strengthening the work of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters and its cooperation with concerned multilateral bodies and relevant regional and sub-regional organizations.

The meeting will also take a look at institutional arrangements to promote such cooperation, with participation of the representatives of national tax authorities.

The center piece of the morning session will be an official launch of the UN Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries, followed by a panel discussion on “Transfer pricing challenges for developing countries”. 

The afternoon session will feature a panel discussion on “Capacity development in tax matters”, with the participation of major international organizations active in the tax area, such as the UN, IMF, World Bank, OECD, the Inter-American Centre of Tax Administrations (CIAT) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).

Subsequently, an interactive discussion will be held on “Current issues in countering international tax avoidance and tax evasion”, which will include the discussion of issues of tax base erosion and profit shifting. 

The ECOSOC meeting will be preceded by the Expert Group Meeting on Extractive Industries Taxation.

For more information:
Special Meeting of ECOSOC on International Cooperation in Tax Matters