Transparency Principles for Tax Policy and Administration: a public consultation from October 2021 to January 2022

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I share this post from the Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency, which promotes a public consultation based on work I have done with Prof Andrew Baker at the University of Sheffield. I am sure that they would welcome constructive comments:

In the GIFT Stewards General Meeting held in August 2021, the draft version of the Transparency Principles on Tax Policy and Administration was approved for public consultation. The purpose of the public participation process is to consider diverse views and perspectives to ensure that the final version of the principles is broadly applicable and adoptable by a wide range of stakeholders, thereby strengthening their potential impact.

The principles themselves aim to serve as the basis for a comprehensive framework of norms and standards that promotes greater transparency and accountability, and encourages informed and engaged public participation in tax policy and administration. They seek to address the lack of consensus regarding what constitutes revenue transparency and how best to promote public participation in decisions regarding taxation, by identifying the information and tools needed to promote strong civic engagement in tax policy and administration.

The GIFT network would be grateful if you could be part of this public participation process and spread the word, to help us build a robust set of tax transparency principles that serves the international and national communities debating issues related to tax reform, tax policy and tax administration, aiming at more informed, constructive and participatory debates on this central issue that increasingly should involve everyone. The online public consultation will be open from October 6th 2021 to January 31, 2021.

You may download the consultation document on this link and submit comments via