Registration Open for 6th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights!

-- Registration Now Open --6th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights!05 to 08 October 2021 (online only) Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,I’m pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 6th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights (ICTR).  The theme of the 6th ICTR is Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights: Issues for Developing Countries.  Register for 6th ICTR here As you may recall, the Center for Taxpayer Rights originally planned to hold this conference in October of 2020, at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.  We are thrilled to have the…

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Announcing Tax Chat! on International Taxpayer Rights Update

Join Us for the Last Tax Chat! of the Summer Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear friends,It’s been a while since we’ve sent out a newsletter, but we haven’t been idle.  As many of you know, we held our 5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights at the end of May.  I think everyone found it very interesting, and we managed to make it through three days of zoom without too many mishaps.  We recorded all of the sessions, including the LITC Workshop, and eventually we will post them all, but first we will…

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Digital Taxation – videos and events

Digital Taxation:  A new YouTube video,a new partnership, and upcoming events! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Friends,It has been a while since we last sent out a Taxpayer Rights Digest, but we haven’t been inactive during this time.  (For example, I testified on May 11th at a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight about the Tax Gap and Offshore Noncompliance.)  The Center has been holding lots of preparation calls with the panelists for the 5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights, and I have to say, this is…

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Tax Chat! Administrative Burden & Taxpayer Rights

Registration Now Open for Tax Chat! Administrative Burden & Taxpayer Rights Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,Registration is now open for the April 13th Tax Chat!  This month’s chat is on Administrative Burden and Taxpayer Rights.  Our guests for this Tax Chat! are Professors Les Book and Keith Fogg.  Over the last year Les, Keith, and I have been working on an article that describes a rights-based framework for identifying and mitigating excessive administrative burden in tax administration.  The Tax Chat! will be on April 13th at noon EDT/17:00 BST/18:00 CEST.  You…

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Registration for 5th ICTR is Now Open!

Registration Now Open!5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights26 to 28 May 2021 Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,Registration is now open for the 5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights, which will be held over three days, on May 26 to 28, 2021.  The theme of the conference is Quality Tax Audits and the Protection of Fundamental Rights.  You can access the agenda here.  Our host for this year's conference is the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law.This year we are holding the conference entirely online.  Although we will miss seeing…

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5th ICTR Agenda Now Available

5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights Agenda Now Available Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,It is my great pleasure to announce the agenda for the 5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights, which will be held over three days, on May 26 to 28, 2021.  The theme of the conference is Quality Tax Audits and the Protection of Fundamental Rights.  You can access the agenda here.Given the uncertainty with international (and even domestic) travel, we have decided to hold this conference entirely online.  We will miss seeing everyone, as the conversations and interactions that…

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New Tax Chat! Video on YouTube

New Tax Chat! Video -- The Economic Psychology of Tax Behavior with Erich Kirchler Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,This is just a heads up that we have posted the video of our Tax Chat! discussion with Professor Erich Kirchler on our You Tube channel.  This is also a reminder that you can register for our upcoming Tax Chat! on Tuesday, January 12 at noon EST/17:00 GMT/18:00 CET, which will be on Low Income Taxpayer Clinics: An International Movement. Click here to register for Tax Chat! As you may recall, our December…

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Tax Chat! Low Income Taxpayer Clinics: An International Movement

Tax Chat! No. 5Low Income Taxpayer Clinics: An International Movement Registration Now Open! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Dear Friends,We are ringing in the new year with a Tax Chat! on a topic dear to my heart – low income taxpayer clinics.  On Tuesday, January 12th, 2021, at noon ET/17:00 GMT/18:00 CET we will have our first Tax Chat! of 2021.  As always, registration for this virtual Tax Chat! is free, but we need to register in order to send you the zoom link.  You can check out the exact time of the event…

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The Year in Review …

The Year in Review ... Dear Friends,It’s been a little over a year since the Center for Taxpayer Rights (CTR) began operations, and what a year it has been!  As we bring 2020 to an end (and not a moment too soon) I thought it might be a good time to give a not-so-short update on the Center’s activities over the last sixteen months.  And of course, I hope you will support the Center’s activities in the field of taxpayer rights. Click here to Support the Center for Taxpayer Rights International Conference on Taxpayer Rights With respect to the International…

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Amicus Curiae Briefs

The Summer of Amicus Curiae Briefs Dear friends, This issue of the Taxpayer Rights Digest finds us discussing recent activity in the U.S. courts, with filings on behalf of the Center in several cases.  Historically, because low and middle income taxpayers have no or limited resources, the impact of tax agency actions or procedures on these or small business taxpayers was not brought to the attention of the courts.  With the advent of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) movement, this trend is being reversed. The expansion of LITCs in the United States, after the enactment of a federal grant…

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