Communiqué of Meeting of the Heads of Tax Authorities of the BRICS Countries
1.We, the heads of delegations of the Tax Authorities of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, held a virtual meeting on 2 November 2022, hosted by the State Taxation Administration of China, to discuss BRICS Tax Authorities’ cooperation, echoing the theme of Fostering High-quality BRICS Partnership, Ushering in a New Era for Global Development as stated in the XIV BRICS Summit Beijing Declaration issued on 23 June 2022.
2.We cherish the mechanism of BRICS tax cooperation, which was first initiated by India in 2012 and gained more momentum over the years with valuable and unique input from each member authority. We share the view that a more visible BRICS tax presence is conducive to the international tax governance. Innovation is encouraged to raise the profile and influence of the BRICS tax cooperation.
3.We acknowledge the launch of case studies on best tax practices. We will explore the possibility of establishing a Working Group to facilitate exchange of best practices.
4.We welcome and appreciate the participation of international organizations and regional tax organizations in the BRICS tax dialogue. We highly respect the work done by these organizations to advance international tax agenda as well as to build capacities for their respective members.
5.We discussed future development of BRICS tax cooperation.
6.We acknowledge the efforts and achievements made by BRICS countries in global tax governance.
7.The Tax Authorities of Brazil, Russia, India and China extend full support to South African Revenue Service for holding the BRICS Tax Experts and Tax Heads Meetings during BRICS Chairmanship of South Africa in 2023.
(Source: State Taxation Administration)