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Global Tax Policy Conference - Driving the Future

  • Dublin Castle Dame Street Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)


Theme 3 – What is the Future of Tax? 

09.00 – 10.15 Customs, tax and trade – global trends

Barrier-free trade vs. Protectionism

  • Protectionism What works and for whom? 

  • The US experiment - can the tax system be used to influence trade? 

  • The economics, impact on taxpayers and on business decisions 

Trade, tax and duties

  • The EU’s customs and trade strategy to 2020 and beyond 

  • World trade and customs update 

  • The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement - the follow-on to NAFTA 

  • The influence and impact for transitional economies

10.15 – 11.30 The scale and scope of tax transparency and data 

  • Tax data - the past, present and future 

  • Exchange of information - the impact on taxpayers is starting to bite 

  • Indirect tax considerations and data’s role in managing fraud 

  • The impact on tax administrations and their future 

  • Taxpayer rights and privacy considerations in a data-driven world 

  • The competing demand for public transparency

11.30 – 11.45 Tea/Coffee and Networking 

11.45 – 13.00 Driving the future – tax for a transforming world 

  • The “right” fiscal mix – one size does not fit all 

  • The impact of digital disruption and the shared economy on employment taxes 

  • The tax policy-making process - lessons from international best practice 

  • Environmental taxes - what role do they play? 

13.00 Conference closing and light lunch

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