A new Tax Chat! this week and more news about the 8th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights

Dear Friends,

This week’s post is another reminder about two events we have underway in May and during the summer.

First, I encourage you to check out the agenda for the 8th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights, which will be held from May 24th to 26th, 2023.  Although we are in-person in Santiago, Chile, we will also be live-streaming the conference – and the registration fee for three days of sessions is only $100 USD ($75 USD for attendees from non-OECD countries), with a significantly reduced rate for PhD/JD/LLM students.  Virtual attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists, and we will have simultaneous translation for English and Spanish.  You can register for the conference here.

The theme of this year’s conference is Access to Justice: Judicial Review & Alternative Dispute ResolutionI’ve been sitting in on planning calls for the conference panels throughout the last few weeks, and I can tell you that the discussions will be informative.  We partnered with members of the International Association of Tax Law Judges (IATJ) to ensure we have representation of the judiciary on our panels from many different countries and different types of courts.  For those of you who have attended some of our previous conferences you will note that this completes our cycle of exploring taxpayer rights in the context of audits, appeals, and collection activities.

The second event and series I want to remind you about is the upcoming free virtual Tax Chat! this Thursday, May 11th, at noon EDT.  As you may recall, the Center is holding a series of fifteen or so Tax Chats! over the spring and summer on Transforming Tax Administration: Toward an Effective, Trusted, and Inclusive IRS.  For those of you international readers, this may be of interest to you simply because the problems faced by the IRS in transforming itself are ones that are also faced by other tax agencies.

To wit, this Thursday’s Tax Chat! is on Maintaining & Increasing Voluntary Compliance.  We have an extraordinary group of guests to discuss this topic: 

  • Jim Alm, an economist from Tulane University;
  • Stephen Daly, a legal scholar from King’s College London;
  • Erich Kirchler, a psychologist from the Univeristy of Vienna, Austria; and
  • Mandi Matlock from Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid.

If you’ve already registered for the series, there is no need to register again; we will send you the link for the program.  But if you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here – it is free, and there will be ten more programs through July.

And by the way, the recordings of all of the Tax Chats! we’ve held in this series so far are up on the Center’s You Tube channel here.  If you subscribe, you’ll get notifications when we post new videos.

Looking forward to seeing you at one or all of the events,

All the best,


Nina E. Olson
Executive Director