UN chief appoints 25 members to UN Tax Committee

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UNITED NATIONS, July 21 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday appointed 25 tax experts from around the world to serve as members of the UN Tax Committee for the 2021 to 2025 term, said the committee in a press release.

The committee, formally known as the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, guides countries' efforts to advance stronger and more forward-looking tax policies adapted to the realities of globalized trade and investment, an increasingly digitalized economy and worsening environmental degradation.

The committee assists countries in their efforts to prevent double or multiple taxation as well as non-taxation, broaden their tax base, strengthen their tax administrations, and curb international tax evasion and avoidance.

The committee gives special focus to developing countries and their policy environment. The majority of the newly appointed members come from developing countries, and, for the first time since its inception, the committee has a majority of women experts.

While nominated by their governments, committee members serve in their personal capacity.

The first meeting of the new membership of the committee will take place in October 2021, during which the experts will determine the work plan for their term. Enditem

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