Rasmi Ranjan Das, a Joint Secretary within the Ministry of Finance, is amongst a distinguished group of 25 tax consultants from around the globe appointed as members of the UN tax committee for the 2021 to 2025 time period.
The committee, formally generally known as the UN Committee of Consultants on Worldwide Cooperation in Tax Issues, guides nations’ efforts to advance stronger and extra forward-looking tax insurance policies tailored to the realities of globalised commerce and funding, an more and more digitalised economic system and worsening environmental degradation.
It assists nations of their efforts to forestall double or a number of taxation in addition to non-taxation, broaden their tax base, strengthen their tax administrations, and curb worldwide tax evasion and avoidance. The brand new Committee membership brings collectively tax practitioners with experience in a variety of areas, resembling double tax treaties, switch pricing, avoiding and resolving tax disputes, taxation of the extractive industries, taxation of the digital economic system, environmental taxation, and value-added taxes.
Whereas nominated by their governments, committee members serve of their private capability, an announcement issued by the UN stated. Das is Joint Secretary – (FT&TR-I), Central Board of Direct Taxes, Division of Income, Ministry of Finance. Different members of the UN Tax Committee appointed by UN Secretary-Common António Guterres hail from nations resembling Nigeria, Chile, South Korea, Malawi, Mexico, Eire, Indonesia, Myanmar, Angola, Russia, Canada, Norway, Germany, Italy, Sweden and China.
The Committee offers particular focus to creating nations and their coverage setting and majority of the newly appointed members come from creating nations. For the primary time since its inception, the Committee has a majority of girls consultants.
The UN Tax Committee fosters worldwide cooperation on home and worldwide tax issues and works intently with observers from authorities, civil society, enterprise and academia, to develop steering and encourage an inclusive setting of norms and insurance policies. “The UN Tax Committee has been spectacular, technically unpacking salient tax issues and new areas, resembling taxation of the digitalised economic system.
ATAF appears to be like ahead to participating with the brand new membership and increasing the identical technical assist to the brand new Africa contingent as we did to their predecessors,” stated Logan Wort, Government Director of the African Tax Administration Discussion board (ATAF). The primary assembly of the brand new membership of the Committee will happen in October 2021, throughout which the consultants will decide the work plan for his or her time period, the assertion added.
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Story first printed: Thursday, July 22, 2021, 11:00 [IST]