News / Bulletins from the Executive Director of CATA, Duncan Onduru

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
Mar282018

Tax transparency: G20 Finance Ministers put jurisdictions on notice

Jurisdictions which committed to start the implementation of automatic exchange of financial accounts information in 2018 have been urged to ensure that the timelines are met. In a communique issued at the conclusion of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting recently held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Ministers called on countries to sign up to the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance and at the same time reiterated the readiness of their countries to impose defensive measures against jurisdictions not meeting the international standards of tax transparency. 

View communique

Friday
Mar232018

OECD Global Relations Calendar

Members will wish to bookmark the following link to the calendar of events to be delivered in 2018 by the OECD in partnership with regional and international tax organisations worldwide.

Global relations calendar of events 2018

Friday
Mar232018

4th IBFD Africa Tax Symposium, Mombasa, 9 to 11 May 2018

Full details of this year's Symposium - "Trends in International Taxation: An African Perspective"

Friday
Mar232018

Commonwealth Day 2018

Commonwealth Day was celebrated this year on Monday 12th March. A number of events took place in London to mark the special occasion, starting with a ceremony held at Memorial Gates to honour the five million men and women from Commonwealth nations who served in the armed forces during World War I and II.

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Tuesday
Mar062018

Strategy workshop for regional tax organisations

The International Tax Compact (ITC) recently organised a workshop for  international and regional tax organisations to discuss and formulate the draft strategic plan for the Network of Tax Organisation (NTO). NTO is an umbrella body that seeks to bring together tax organisations to enhance collaboration and deepen cooperation among them for the benefit of their mutual membership especially in the area of capacity building and research.

The workshop, held in New York City from 10-13th February was attended by the CEOs/Heads of Secretariats of ATAF, ATAIC, CATA, CIAT, CREDAF, PITAA and WATAF. The event was sponsored by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The outcome of the workshop was a draft Strategic Plan spelling out the mission and vision of the organisation, the strategic objectives, the relevant initiatives and the brand logo. There are ongoing discussions to fine tune the document. 

Further information about the workshop

 

Tuesday
Mar062018

CATA participates in the first global conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT)

The first global conference organised by the Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) was held in New York from the 14th to 16th February, 2018. CATA was among the several international and regional tax organisations that participated at the conference. The conference, whose theme was ‘Taxation and Sustainable Development Goals’, was hosted at the United Nation Headquarters and was attended by over 400 delegates from 102 countries. A number of side events were also held where delegates discussed various issues ranging from capacity building in tax administration in the context of the Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) and the Addis Tax Initiative.

Further information about the conference.