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Cooperative Compliance Conference 3-4 July 2018

Con­fer­ence: From Co-­op­er­at­ive Com­pli­ance to the In­ter­na­tional Com­pli­ance As­sur­ance Pro­gramme: More Ef­fect­ive and Ef­fi­cient Tax Com­pli­ance

This two-day con­fer­ence will take place at the Vi­enna Uni­versity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness (WU) in Vi­enna, Aus­tria from Tues­day 3rd July to Wed­nes­day 4th July 2018.

The con­fer­ence has been or­gan­ized in the con­text of the OECD’s re­cent launch of the In­ter­na­tional Com­pli­ance As­sur­ance Pro­gramme (ICAP). The ICAP builds on the do­mestic con­cept of co-­op­er­at­ive com­pli­ance pro­grammes, which have be­come in­creas­ingly pop­ular.

The con­fer­ence will bring to­gether tax of­fi­cials, busi­nesses, in­ter­na­tional and re­gional or­gan­iz­a­tions and aca­dem­ics from OECD and non-OECD coun­tries with the aim of shar­ing their views.If you have dir­ect ex­per­i­ence with these pro­grammes we would very much ap­pre­ci­ate if you could share it with us in ad­vance.

In light of the tax un­cer­tainty sur­round­ing the im­ple­ment­a­tion phase of the BEPS Pro­ject, a grow­ing num­ber of coun­tries have either re­launched their co-­op­er­at­ive com­pli­ance pro­grammes, developed sim­ilar ini­ti­at­ives or in­tro­duced the con­cept into their do­mestic legal sys­tems. At the same time, tax­pay­ers are try­ing to find new ways in which tech­no­lo­gies can help fa­cil­it­ate their com­pli­ance.

The aim of this con­fer­ence is to provide a plat­form to share the ex­per­i­ence of co-­op­er­at­ive com­pli­ance pro­grammes to date, dis­cuss in­sights to their design and ex­am­ine the new mul­ti­lat­eral phase, ICAP.

The event is the fifth in a broader pro­ject - “Co-­op­er­at­ive Com­pli­ance: Break­ing the Bar­ri­ers” - a WU Global Tax Policy ini­ti­at­ive that began in 2015. From its in­cep­tion, the pro­ject has en­abled high-­level dis­cus­sion and de­bate on how to en­hance tax com­pli­ance. It has fur­ther pro­moted the con­cept of co-­op­er­at­ive com­pli­ance between coun­tries, with a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on African na­tions.

Please com­plete our on­line form to re­gister for our con­fer­ence on 3-4 July 2018:

Re­gister for the CON­FER­ENCE

  

We would like to in­form you that this event will be pho­to­graphed. Should you not wish to be pho­to­graphed, we kindly ask you to avoid the cam­era and/or in­form Ms. Gab­ri­elle Nata­sha Sud­warts gab­ri­elle.nata­sha.sud­warts@wu.ac.at. Pho­tos will be used to in­form the pub­lic about the activ­it­ies of the In­sti­tute.