The Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law Vienna, in cooperation with the Doctoral Program for International Business Taxation and the WU Global Tax Policy Center, with friendly support of Christian Doppler Research Association and the International Fiscal Association (IFA), Austrian Branch (Wolfgang Gassner Research Fund for International Tax Law), are organizing a Conference entitled: “Improving Tax Compliance in a Globalized World”. The conference will be held in the beautiful city of Rust (Burgenland, Austria) from June 30 to July 2, 2016 at the Seehotel Rust.
The conference will focus on measures to improve tax compliance. We will discuss different levels of non-compliance, ranging from tax crimes to aggressive tax planning. We will examine in which areas tax evasion/tax avoidance is still high and what has already been done to reduce the tax gap. We will deal with domestic and cross-border tax evasion but concentrate on income and corporate income taxes.
The goal of this conference is to learn from each other, to see which measures work in which context and whether such measures can serve as an example for our respective countries. We will also analyse the challenges that lie ahead of us and try to find ideas to overcome existing and future problems. We are grateful that outstanding experts from around 30 jurisdictions have agreed to present their country’s present legal situation.
- What is the tax gap in your country and how do you measure the tax gap?
- Improving access to information needed by tax administrations
- Exchange of information between tax administrations of different countries
- Cooperation between tax administrations and other law enforcement agencies
- Co-operative compliance and risk management
- Improving the collection of taxes
- Advantages for the taxpayer
- Challenges ahead
DIBT Doctorate Workshop
The conference will be preceded by a DIBT Doctorate Workshop on Improving Tax Compliance in a Globalized World which is open to international PhD students in this area to present their research. The doctorate workshop will be held on Thursday June 30, from 14:30 to 18:00 in Rust. The DIBT Doctorate workshop is open to everybody to attend. In order to have lively and high level discussions, the number of participants is limited.
Fees and Waiver
The participation fee for the conference is € 1.200. A waiver may be granted to a limited number of professors and other researchers (full-time academics), who are employed by a University or other academic institution (wherever located) and who have been engaged in research activities related to the topic of the conference.
- Prof. Dr. Michael Lang
- Prof. Dr. Pasquale Pistone
- Prof. Dr. Josef Schuch
- Prof. Dr. Alfred Storck
- Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Owens
- Prof. Dr. Alexander Rust
- Prof. Dr. Claus Staringer