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Global Tax Policy Conference - Driving the Future

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

Programme

08.00 Registration open

08.45 – 09.00 Official Opening Marie Bradley, President, Irish Tax Institute Prof. Jay K. Rosengard, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School

09.00 – 10.30 Global perspectives and the road to 2020
Hear directly from the global tax policy-makers on how the key pillars of change of BEPS, ATAD and US tax reform are evolving and what the road to 2020 will bring.

10.30 – 11.00 Tea/Coffee and Networking

Theme 1 – Global Tax Reform – Where are we? Where to next?

11.00 – 12.45 Is global tax reform working?
• Are BEPS and ATAD measures working?
• Can international co-operation and unilateral actions co-exist?
• Tax Controversy and dispute resolution in a post-BEPS world
• The impact of the BEPS Inclusive Framework on transitional economies

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 US Tax reform – How are companies and countries reacting?
• How business is responding globally and the impact on cross-border transactions
• The reaction from countries and international stakeholders to the new law

Theme 2 – Taxing Business in a Digital World

15.00 – 16.00 Unilateral measures – the risks and the fallout
• The fallout from existing unilateral measures
• Unilateral tax measures - what might come next?

  1. Dealing with EU proposals for a Digital Services Tax

  2. Potential double and multiple tax charges on digital companies

  3. The challenges of transitioning from a short-term to long-term measures

• Economic impact - who actually pays?

16.00 – 16.20 Tea/Coffee and networking

16.20 – 17.30 A global approach to the digitalised economy

Developing a sustainable policy solution
• Long-term policy options - OECD, EU and country perspectives
• Dealing with digital business as part of the wider economy
• Taxing digital transactions, IP and innovation - the who, what, where and how
• The underlying principles - neutrality; efficiency; certainty and simplicity; effectiveness and fairness; and flexibility

19.30 - 22.30 Gala dinner


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