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.