Theme 3 – What is the Future of Tax?
09.00 – 10.15 Customs, tax and trade – global trends
Barrier-free trade vs. Protectionism
Protectionism What works and for whom?
The US experiment - can the tax system be used to influence trade?
The economics, impact on taxpayers and on business decisions
Trade, tax and duties
The EU’s customs and trade strategy to 2020 and beyond
World trade and customs update
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement - the follow-on to NAFTA
The influence and impact for transitional economies
10.15 – 11.30 The scale and scope of tax transparency and data
Tax data - the past, present and future
Exchange of information - the impact on taxpayers is starting to bite
Indirect tax considerations and data’s role in managing fraud
The impact on tax administrations and their future
Taxpayer rights and privacy considerations in a data-driven world
The competing demand for public transparency
11.30 – 11.45 Tea/Coffee and Networking
11.45 – 13.00 Driving the future – tax for a transforming world
The “right” fiscal mix – one size does not fit all
The impact of digital disruption and the shared economy on employment taxes
The tax policy-making process - lessons from international best practice
Environmental taxes - what role do they play?
13.00 Conference closing and light lunch
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