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WU GTPC Digital Tax Transformation, December 18-19, 2017

In March 2017, the WU GTPC launched a mul­ti-s­take­holder pro­gram on Di­gital Tax Trans­form­a­tion. The first meet­ing fo­cused on the trans­form­a­tion po­ten­tial of Block­chain and brought to­gether six­ty-­four par­ti­cipants from gov­ern­ment, busi­ness, in­ter­na­tional and re­gional or­gan­isa­tions and aca­dem­ics and set out an am­bi­tious re­search agenda.

The second meet­ing, which was held in Singa­pore in August 2017, in co­oper­a­tion with New Economy Tax­a­tion, saw 11 gov­ern­ments and 3 in­ter­na­tional or­gan­isa­tions, as well as over one hun­dred par­ti­cipants from busi­ness and aca­demia, broaden this agenda to ex­am­ine how di­git­al­isa­tion is chal­len­ging tra­di­tional tax norms un­der the cor­por­ate, cus­toms and VAT taxes, with a spe­cial fo­cus on Asi­a-Pa­ci­fic coun­tries. That meet­ing also ex­plored in more de­tail the po­ten­tial of dis­trib­uted ledgers and smart con­tracts to trans­form the op­er­a­tion of VAT, land taxes and trans­fer pri­cing.

This third meet­ing will be centered on the broad theme of di­gital trans­form­a­tion, with a fo­cus on re­cent devel­op­ments in the EU, the UN and the G20/OECD. Fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful pat­tern of the first two meet­ings, we will bring to­gether se­lec­ted gov­ern­ments, busi­ness and aca­dem­ics with the aim of up­dat­ing the re­search agenda so that we can make a timely con­tri­bu­tion to the on­go­ing de­bate in the EU, UN and G20/OECD.

This meet­ing is or­gan­ised un­der the newly es­tab­lished D.E.T ini­ti­at­ive which brings to­gether WU GTPC and SUSS. Other mem­bers of this ini­ti­at­ive in­clude Exeter Uni­versity in the UK, Na­tional Uni­versity of Singa­pore and Xia­men Uni­versity of Ch­ina.

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