10 March 2015

This year's report, which was launched during the 27th Regional Seminar on Fiscal Policy organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), looks at tax revenue trends from 1990 to 2013 in 20 Latin American economies. A special chapter in the report considers alternatives to current accounting methods for government fiscal revenues. A second special chapter analyses trends in revenues from non-renewable natural resources in some Latin American countries.

Angel Melguizo, head of the Latin America and Caribbean Unit at the OECD Development Centre, presented the report during the 2nd session of the Seminar on 10 March.

Other experts participating in the session on "Tax systems, incentives and income distribution" moderated by Ricardo Martner, from the ECLAC, include:

  • Miguel Pecho, CIAT
  • Blanca Moreno-Dodson, World Bank
  • Gilbert Terrier, FAD, IMF

Journalists wishing to attend should register with Maria Ines Canales ([email protected]) or Félix Ibáñez ([email protected]).

Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2015 is a joint publication by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Centre for Tax, Policy and Administration, the OECD Development Centre, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Inter-American Centre of Tax Administrations (CIAT) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It provides internationally comparable data on tax levels and tax structures in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2015 will be under embargo until Tuesday 10th March, 02:30 pm (Santiago time)/ 18:30 (Paris). Advance copies will be available the day before release, in both English and Spanish.

Requests for advance copies or interviews should be directed to Bochra Kriout ([email protected] - tel: +331 45 24 82 96).

In asking to receive copies under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD's embargo procedures.

For further information on the report, please contact Maurice Nettley (tel: +331 45 24 96 17) from the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Bochra Kriout (tel: +331 45 24 82 96) from the OECD Development Centre or Lawrence Speer (01 45 24 79 70) from the OECD Press Office.

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