Tax Chat! Administrative Burden & Taxpayer Rights

Tax Chat! is an online series of conversations with persons active in the field of taxpayer rights and tax administration.  Guests hail from many different disciplines and backgrounds.  Audience participation in encouraged. Our next Tax Chat! will be held on 13 April  2021, at noon Eastern Daylight Time (17:00 GMT and 18:00 CEST).  The topic for this upcoming Tax Chat! is administrative burden and taxpayer rights.  Our guests for this conversation are Professors Les Book and Keith Fogg. Over the last year, Les and Keith and I have been working on an article that describes a rights-based framework for identifying…

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Tax Chat! DigiTax on Artificial Intelligence & Taxpayer Rights

Tax Chat! is an online series of conversations with persons active in the field of taxpayer rights and tax administration.  Guests hail from many different disciplines and backgrounds.  Audience participation in encouraged. Our next Tax Chat! will be held on 16 March 2021, at noon Eastern Standard Time (17:00 GMT and 18:00 CET).  The topic for this upcoming Tax Chat! is artificial intelligence and taxpayer rights.  Our guests for this conversation are Toon Calders, Sylvie De Raedt, David Martens, and Anne Van de Vijver, who are from DigiTax, a Centre of Excellence within the University of Antwerp.  DigiTax is an…

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Tax Chat! The Gender Impact of Taxation

Tax Chat! is an online series of conversations with persons active in the field of taxpayer rights and tax administration.  Guests hail from many different disciplines and backgrounds.  Audience participation in encouraged. Our next Tax Chat! will be held on 09 February, 2021, at noon Eastern Standard Time (17:00 GMT and 18:00 CET).  The topic for this upcoming Tax Chat! is the gender impact of taxation.  Our guests for this conversation will be Michelle Harding, Senior Tax Economist and head of the Tax Data and Statistical Analysis Unit of OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Paris, France; Eleonor Kristoffersson,…

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Tax Chat! Low Income Taxpayer Clinics – An International Movement

Tax Chat! is an online series of conversations with persons active in the field of taxpayer rights and tax administration.  Guests hail from many different disciplines and backgrounds.  Audience participation in encouraged. Our next Tax Chat! will be held on 12 January, 2021, at noon Eastern Standard Time (17:00 GMT and 18:00 CET).  The topic for this upcoming Tax Chat! is Low Income Taxpayer Clinics and the momentum for establishing these programs internationally.  Our guests for this conversation will be Keith Fogg of the Harvard Law School Federal Tax Clinic, Massachusetts, US; David Sams of The Community Tax Law Project…

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Tax Chat! The Economic Psychology of Tax Behavior

Tax Chat! is an online series of conversations with persons active in the field of taxpayer rights and tax administration.  Guests hail from many different disciplines and backgrounds.  Audience participation in encouraged. Our next Tax Chat! will be held on 10 December, 2020, at noon Eastern Daylight Time (17:00 GMT and 18:00 CET).  The theme of this upcoming Tax Chat! is the Economic Psychology of Tax Behavior.  Our guest for this conversation will be Professor Erich Kirchler of the Department of Applied and Clinical Psychology at the University of Vienna, Austria.  Erich developed the Slippery Slope Framework (SSF), which draws…

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Tax Chat! The Anthropology of Tax

Tax Chat! is an online series of conversations with persons active in the field of taxpayer rights and tax administration.  Guests hail from many different disciplines and backgrounds.  Audience participation in encouraged. Our next Tax Chat! will be held on 10 November, 2020, at noon Eastern Daylight Time (17:00 GMT and 18:00 CET).  The theme of this upcoming Tax Chat! is the Anthropology of Tax.  Our guests for this conversation will be Lotta Bjorklund Larsen, research fellow at the Tax Administration Research Centre, University of Exeter; Johanna Mugler, lecturer and researcher at the Institute for Social Anthropology at the University…

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Tax Chat! Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights & Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Tax Chat! is an online series of conversations with persons active in the field of taxpayer rights and tax administration.  Guests hail from many different disciplines and backgrounds.  Audience participation in encouraged. Our next Tax Chat! will be held on 6 October 2020, at noon Eastern Daylight Time /6 pm South African Standard Time (17:00 BST and 18:00 CEST).  The guests for this conversation will be Professor Riel Franzsen, director of the African Tax Institute; Professor Annet Oguttu of the Department of Taxation at the University of Pretoria; and Asha Ramgobin, Executive Director and co-founder of the Human Rights Development…

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Tax Chat! – Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayer Rights

Tax Chat! is an online series of conversations with persons active in the field of taxpayer rights and tax administration.  Guests hail from many different disciplines and backgrounds.  Audience participation in encouraged. Our first Tax Chat! will be held on 1 September 2020, at noon Eastern Daylight Time (17:00 BST and 18:00 CEST).  The guests for conversation will be Professor Pasquale Pistone and Philip Baker, QC, the co-directors of the Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayer Rights, an initiative of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation.  Pasquale and Philip will discuss international and national trends in taxpayer rights, identified in…

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2020 ICTR

The 5th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights will be held on 30 September and 01 October, 2020 at the University of Pretoria in Pretoria, South Africa.  The African Tax Institute is the host of the conference.  The theme of the conference is Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights: Issues for Developing Countries. Panel topics include: Taxpayer rights as human rights; Taxation as a means to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa and other developing countries; Independent administrative appeals and the promotion of integrity and fairness in the tax system; The role of legal privilege in the protection of taxpayer rights; Strengthening…

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