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2017 CATA Conference, Accra, Ghana, 6 to 10┬áNovember 

All currently available documentation for this year's Conference, including the Conference Programs and Background Papers provided by member countries, may now be accessed from the Members Area of this site (@ Members Area/ Downloads/2017 Conference). Delegates to the Conference should note that the Movenpick Hotel (the venue) is now fully booked but reservations may still be made at the two alternative hotels suggested in the conference information note.


London to host 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Young people will be at the heart of the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will be held in London and Windsor between 16 and 20 April 2018. That’s according to the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, as she launched the theme for CHOGM 2018, ‘Towards a Common Future’.

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Peter Estey

It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing this week of Peter Estey, who represented Canada on CATA's Management Committee from 2010 to 2014 and served as a key speaker at a number of CATA Technical Conferences.

Peter was a towering figure in the CATA community and often used his long institutional memory to guide discussions of the Management Committee. He will be greatly missed by everyone connected with the Association.

Messages of condolence may be left by clicking on the following link.

Peter’s obituary


Fundamental reforms proposed for the Workshop on the Taxation of International Transactions

(Scenes from the 2017 TOIT which ran between 7 - 25 August)

This year marked an important milestone in the development of the capacity building programme for CATA as the final edition of the Workshop on Taxation of International Transactions (TOIT) concluded on 25 August 2017. After 21 years of successfully running and benefitting many of our CATA members, next year, a new edition of TOIT will be introduced.

Taking into consideration the developments in

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OECD issues further guidance on Country by Country Reporting

As part of the on-going work under BEPS Action 13, the OECD Inclusive Framework has released further guidance on “Country by Country Reporting” (CbC) for the Multinational enterprises. CbC Reporting is one of the key BEPS Actions expected to enhance transparency in tax reporting (including value creation and reporting) and tackling transfer pricing challenges related to appropriate profit allocation between jurisdictions.

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Nine CATA members join the United Nations Committee of Tax Experts


The UN Secretary General has appointed 25 member countries to serve in the UN Committee of Experts in International Taxation. Among the 25 are 9 CATA members- Canada, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore and Zambia.

The Executive Director wishes to congratulate the appointed tax officials and urge them to continue working for an all-inclusive international tax system that particularly addresses the challenges of the developing countries.

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