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The Annual Tax Conference 2016 - Towards a Fair & Efficient Tax System?

  • The Westin Dragonara Resort Saint Julians Terrace Saint Julian's Malta (map)

Conference Programme

8.15 Registration

9.00 Opening address by the President of the Institute, Dr Renald Micallef

9.15 Address by the Finance Minister Hon. Prof Edward Scicluna

9.30 Session 1 – Prof Piergiorgio Valente
A New Institutional Tax Framework – The Strategic Building Blocks

10.10 Session 2 – Dr Christian Amand
VAT in the Internal Market

10.50 Coffee Break

11.10 Session 3 – Dr Neville Gatt
Withholding Taxes under Maltese law – A Matter of Efficiency over Fairness?

11.50 Session 4 – Mr Marc Alden and Mr Roberto Santos
Automatic Exchange of Information – A Drive towards Global Tax Transparency

12.30 Address by the Shadow Finance Minister Hon. Dr Mario De Marco

12.45 Question and Answer Panel Discussion

13.15 Lunch

14.30 Breakout Session No 1: The EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive
Moderators: Dr Rachel Galea and Dr Kadambari Chari

14.30 Breakout Session No 2: Automatic exchange of information
– is this a solution or an unnecessary burden?
What are the best practices to comply with these regimes?

Moderators: Dr Ramon Navarro and Mr Roberto Santos

14.30 Breakout Session No 3: Transfer Pricing and the EU drive for Fairness and Efficiency
Moderators: Dr Edward Attard and Mr David Costa

14.30 Breakout Session No 4: Recent Legislative Tax Changes in Malta
Moderators: Ms Geraldine Schembri and Dr Stephen Attard

14.30 Breakout Session No 5: Developments in the European VAT landscape
Moderators: Dr Sarah Aquilina and Mr Christian Vella

16.05 Breakout Session Debrief

16.45 Concluding comments by Dr Conrad Cassar Torregiani, Conference Moderator

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