Rasmi Ranjan Das, a Joint Secretary within the Ministry of Finance, is amongst a distinguished group of 25 tax specialists from all over the world appointed as members of the UN tax committee for the 2021 to 2025 time period.
The committee, formally often known as the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, guides nations’ efforts to advance stronger and extra forward-looking tax insurance policies tailored to the realities of globalized commerce and funding, an more and more digital economic system and worsening environmental degradation .
It assists nations of their efforts to stop 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, comparable 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, an announcement issued by the UN stated.
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 nations comparable to (*25*), Chile, South Korea, Malawi, Mexico, Ireland, Indonesia, Myanmar, Angola, Russia, Canada, Norway, Germany, Italy, Sweden and China.
The Committee offers particular focus to creating nations and their coverage atmosphere and the vast majority of the newly appointed members come from creating nations. 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 steerage 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, comparable to taxation of the digital economic system. ATAF seems ahead to partaking with the brand new membership and lengthening the identical technical help to the brand new Africa contingent as we did to their predecessors,” stated Logan Wort, Executive 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.