International tax has continued to rise up the political agenda, and the crucial UK-hosted G-8 meeting is now approaching. We've updated our draft declaration that we would like to see from that summit, to reflect discussions that have taken place since then, and many valuable comments from a wide range of contributors.
Our main concern is that the interests of developing countries do not get forgotten in the horse-trading between now and the summit on 17-18 June. We welcome the efforts of G-8 countries to protect their own revenue collection, of course; but it is also essential that any reforms strengthen the ability of developing countries to collect taxes. Because they are not at the table in these talks, their interests can too easily be pushed aside. [view whole blog post ]