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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