2nd Tallinn Tax Conference

2nd Tallinn Tax Conference

Future of the Corporate Income Tax in the World: Is this the end of the CIT as we know it?

9.00 – 9.30 REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE

9.30 – 9.45 WELCOME ADDRESS AND INTRODUCTORY OUTLINE Mr. Dmitri Jegorov, Deputy Secretary-General, Ministry of Finance

9.45 – 11.15 CIT IN THE WORLD: FROM THE PAST AND INTO THE FUTURE
International developments of the CIT over decades: how did we get to where we are and where do we go from here?

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Owens, Director, WU Global Tax Policy Center, Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business (by video)

Is our corporate tax system fit for the challenges of the 21st century?
Dr. John Vella, Associate Professor of Taxation, University of Oxford, (keynote speaker)

11.15 – 11.45 COFFEE BREAK

11.45 – 13.00 HANDLING THE CIT CHALLENGES: RECENT EXPERIENCE AND FUTURE EXPECTATIONS
United States’ role as an international tax rules influencer: overview of discussed ideas, adopted changes, and issues left for the future
Prof. Mindy Herzfeld, Professor of Tax Practice, Director of International Tax LLM, University of Florida (keynote speaker)
The Future of Corporate Income Tax and the Tax Function of Tomorrow: insights and lessons from EY’s Future of Tax initiative
Carlos Lobo, Partner of EY Portugal, Tax Policy Leader for the Mediterranean area, Professor at the Law School of Lisbon

13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH

14.00 – 15.30 THE EUROPEAN AND THE INTERNATIONAL BODIES:
PAST DELIVERIES AND FUTURE EXPECTATIONS
BEPS and Beyond: An OECD perspective on the challenges facing the corporate income tax and its prospects for the future
Mr. David Bradbury, Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Common (Consolidated) Corporate Tax Base – a response to 21st century CIT challenges? Which problems will C(C)CTB solve and which will remain?
Mr.Uwe Ihli, Head of section, Unit TAXUD D1 – Company Taxation Initiatives, DG Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission
Expert view: what is a competitive tax system and which systems will be competitive in the future?
Mr. Scott Hodge, President of the Tax Foundation

15.30 – 16.00 COFFEE BREAK

16.00 – 17.30 PANEL DISCUSSION
Better the devil you know? Comparing the views of business, academia, and rule- shapers on problems and solutions
Mindy Herzfeld, John Vella, David Bradbury, Uwe Ihli, Scott Hodge, Maria Volanen (Chair of Tax Committee, Digital Europe; Head of Tax Policy, Tech Industries of Finland)

17.30 – 17.45 CONCLUDING REMARKS
Mr. Dmitri Jegorov, Deputy Secretary-General, Ministry of Finance
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Three of the world’s most-recognised brands – Starbucks, Google and Amazon – are under fire in the UK for depriving Britain of millions of pounds through elaborate tax avoidance schemes – READ FULL STORY http://on.rt.com/slvu8s

The tricks have caused public outrage, and one action group has even come up with an unconventional plan to highlight what’s been dubbed the companies ‘immoral’ tactics.

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Morbius1963

Polly looks like a sixth-former. Head girl at a Catholic school. Charming!

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Morbius1963

They take advantage of the whole infrastructure in the country – roads and rail, police and other services, they employ people who can read and write and avoid paying for them! Whatismore, if they charge ME VAT why is this not passed onto the government? Greedy swine. BOYCOTT! Hit them where they have most nerve endings – in the wallet!

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MusaMansa21

if you don't want to be a douchebag don't go to star bucks. douchebag central there.

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C O

Why don't they just pay their fair share? They'd still make good profit. Look at Phone4u they don't avoid at all and are a very profitable business, sigh.

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timevampire83

The Blob needs to be fed! The blob needs more tax pounds! Feed the Blob now! Feeeeeeeeeeeeed!

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debra covack

Governments are behind all this corruption. Oh they talk the talk but, they have there stocks. Same with America these Corporation hire sweat shop people in other countries and sell the product back to us for TOP dollar. boycott them all and everyone open there own shops with great products and only buy from the people.

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InstTaxSolutionsLLC

Immoral does not necessarily equate to illegal. The companies are likely doing nothing more than following the GAAP and tax laws that regulate these activities.

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HourglassShrugged

A private company, like google, has the right to limit its content. If you walk into your neighbour's front garden, should you have the right to stand up on a soapbox & recite a speech about your feeling on the world without your neighbour's prior permission?
The the same thing applies with google or any internet forum. Free speech is a property right reserved by the owner.
Public property is owned by all (technically). All people have, or should have, a right to free speech on public property.

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HourglassShrugged

What about small businesses?

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HourglassShrugged

Another pesky consequentialist!
Who will make the iPhone, who will build houses?
Roads can & have existed without state influence, same with heathcare, schools, libraries & even art (most laudably art in history has been funded by private patrons).
Yes, it would come from business. "Business" isn't a bad word you know. Big business doesn't pay as much tax because we live in a corporatist society sadly. But if you didn't have to pay taxes then you wouldn't have to pay taxes, not even business.

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msrebelnardcore

What an idiot! Do you eschew ALL public services (roads, LE, medical, schools, libraries, art, etc.)? I would expect so otherwise, if you do enjoy these things you must understand that it comes from TAXES. Where else would it come from? Businesses? Oh, yeah, businesses don't pay taxes- we do!

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pclaptopstop

I dont think they would do that..why?, U are free to talk about anything, That's called freedom of speech that they defend very well i guess.

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RETROMAN GAME

starcraft witchcraft boycott

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HourglassShrugged

How is it immoral not to pay taxes to an immortal state. Taxation is immoral, full stop. Anyone who argues otherwise is a dimwit. It's like trying to argue that robbery is moral and trying to avoid being robbed it immoral. The state likes to justify taxation with notion of the "social contract", which, of course, is nonsense.

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Tindting

Elaborate tax evasion programs eh.
How about the catholic church who pay zero tax.
At least for my money I can get a coffee at Starbucks whereas all I get is lies,indoctrination and fairytales at church.:)

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James Crawford

go into" starbuck's" ,order a coffee ,as they make it ,say " actually i don't want it " ,in accordance with " contract law" it's regarded as "an invitation to treat" ,so you don't have to pay for the coffee, the parasitic" starbuck's" lose money /profits./the consumer boycott makes its point

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James Crawford

wake up and smell the coffee,buy coffee elswhere

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James Crawford

go elsewhere for a coffee

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paul woodland

pay your tax

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bighands69

Fair play to starbucks and amazon for finding method of tax avoidance.

Taxation is just tyranny.

People get there freedom taken away from them for not paying tax this is coercion plain as day light.

And taxation in the UK current destroys about 20m jobs.

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