Minneapolis, Minnesota USA ยท May 23-24, 2019

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This conference connects government officials, scholars, and practitioners from around the world to explore how taxpayer rights globally serve as the foundation for effective tax administration.

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Join NTA Nina Olson and a host of #International  government officials, tax scholars, and tax practitioners as they discuss protecting taxpayer rights.

  • The existence and comparative analysis of taxpayer charters and taxpayer bills of rights around the world, and the foundation of taxpayer rights in human rights.
  • A comparative law analysis of the treatment of taxpayer rights, including under common law and civil law, with recommendations to establish some global common standards.
  • The impact of “big data” on the right to privacy in the context of tax administration, including a comparative global analysis of the judicial treatment of evidence obtained from leaked tax and financial documents.
  • The availability of administrative guidance (including the limits of legislative interpretation and interpretive guidance), its role in fostering compliance, and administrative or statutory vehicles for obtaining access to that guidance, as well as the methods to bring stakeholders into a constructive discussion with authorities and legislative bodies.
  • The ability of taxpayers to legitimately rely on published administrative guidance in its various forms, how such reliance is treated by tax authorities, the judiciary, and legislative bodies, and remedies for taxpayers when they relied on such guidance, to their detriment.
  • Taxpayers’ reliance on published administrative guidance, how authorities treat that reliance, and remedies for taxpayers harmed by such reliance.
  • The role of “whistleblowers” in tax administration, including access to tax information, and protections for both the whistleblower and the subject taxpayer, with a comparative analysis of the approaches of different countries and other fields of law.
  • The impact of increasingly digital delivery of taxpayer assistance on vulnerable taxpayer groups, including the efficacy of different modes of communicating with taxpayers in order to promote compliance.
  • The ability of taxpayers to bring cases to court, especially in countries where taxpayers are either afraid of seeking assistance or relief, or are reluctant to bring a case against tax authorities because of cultural reasons.

The 4th Annual International Taxpayer Rights Conference to be held May 23-24, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the University of Minnesota School of Law.  Join government officials, scholars, judges, and tax practitioners from around the world as they explore the role of taxpayer rights in the digital age, and the implications of the expanding digital environment for transparency, certainty, and privacy in tax administration. Conference registration will open soon.

Questions? Contact us by email.