Discussing impact of extractive industry on tax policies

DESA’s Financing for Development Office (FfDO) is organizing an expert group meeting on the taxation of the extractive industry on 28 May

UN Photo/Andi Gitow

Taking place at UN Headquarters, the event is organized with the view to identifying pressing issues for developing countries in this area and to informing the work of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters during its next annual session (Geneva, 21-25 October 2013).

The meeting will bring together invited representatives from national tax authorities, experts from international financial organizations, as well as representatives from non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

Together they will discuss the impact of the extractive industry on national and international tax policy and administration. In light of the upcoming launch of the UN Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries, there will also be discussions on the nexus between transfer pricing and the taxation of the extractive industries. The final session will focus on lessons learned in building capability in resource tax policy and administration.

The meeting will be held in the run up to the Special Meeting of ECOSOC on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, which will be held on 29 May 2013.

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Expert Group Meeting on Extractive industries taxation