Rasmi Ranjan Das, a Joint Secretary within the Ministry of Finance, is amongst a distinguished group of 25 tax specialists from around the globe appointed as members of the UN tax committee for the 2021 to 2025 time period.
The committee, formally referred to as the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, guides international locations’ 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 international locations 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 new Committee membership brings collectively tax practitioners with experience in a variety of areas, corresponding to 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. While nominated by their governments, committee members serve of their private capability, a press release issued by the UN mentioned.
Das is Joint Secretary – (FT&TR-I), Central Board of Direct Taxes, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance. Other members of the UN Tax Committee appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres hail from international locations corresponding to Nigeria, Chile, South Korea, Malawi, Mexico, Ireland, Indonesia, Myanmar, Angola, Russia, Canada, Norway, Germany, Italy, Sweden and China.
The Committee offers particular focus to growing international locations and their coverage surroundings and majority of the newly appointed members come from growing international locations. For the primary time since its inception, the Committee has a majority of ladies specialists.
The UN Tax Committee fosters worldwide cooperation on home and worldwide tax issues and works carefully 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 impressive, technically unpacking salient tax matters and new areas, such as taxation of the digitalised economy. ATAF looks forward to engaging with the new membership and extending the same technical support to the new Africa contingent as we did to their predecessors,” mentioned Logan Wort, (*25*) Director of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).
The first assembly of the brand new membership of the Committee will happen in October 2021, throughout which the specialists will decide the work plan for his or her time period, the assertion added.
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