Developing Countries: Taxation:Written question - 26992

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Asked by Imran Hussain
(Bradford East)
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Asked on: 11 February 2016
Department for International Development
Developing Countries: Taxation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to developing countries to improve their tax revenue gathering capabilities.
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Answered by: Mr Nick Hurd
Answered on: 22 February 2016

The UK is one of the leading donors on tax and development and we have committed to double our support on tax by 2020 as part of the Addis Tax Initiative. DFID is currently engaged in, or developing, tax reform in 26 of our 28 priority countries. This includes support from the Tax Capacity Building Unit in HMRC we established in 2013 and from international organisations such as OECD, the Global Forum and the World Bank which DFID funds to provide technical assistance to tackle tax evasion and multinational tax avoidance.

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