Hervé Joly, JVI Director
Prof. DDr. Gunter Mayr, Director General Tax Policy and Tax Law (Directorate General IV) in the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance
Thomas Ecker, Deputy Head of the VAT Unit at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sabine Kirchmayr-Schliesselberger (Head of the Institute of Finance Law, University of Vienna)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daniela Hohenwarter-Mayr LL.M. (Professor for Tax Law, Deputy Head of the Institute for Business Law at the University of Vienna and Guest Professor for International and European Tax Law at the University of St. Gallen)
The digital transformation of the economy without doubt shapes the future of taxation. While the digitalization spurs innovation, generates efficiencies, and improves services, the breadth and speed of this change introduces challenges as well as opportunities. The reforms currently discussed at international level represent a structural change to the current international tax system. As an agreement at international level remains hotly debated, governments are looking for unilateral solutions.
What are the challenges and opportunities for taxations stemming from the digitalization of the economy and e-commerce? What policy responses are being discussed for corporate taxation and VAT? How will these measures impact the distribution of tax revenues between countries, and in particular between developed and developing countries? What are the hindrances to a consensus-driven solution? What is Austria’s position?
The webinar will discuss these questions by drawing on the rich experience of renowned tax practitioners and academics. Thereby, it will aim to make transparent the trade-offs, challenges, as well as proposed solutions concerning the taxation of the digital economy.
The webinar will be moderated by Barbara Dutzler, Senior Economist (JVI)
Participants are encouraged to ask written questions to the presenters using the webinar’s chat forum.
The webinar will be held in English.
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We look forward to continuing our engagement with you!
Hervé Joly, Director (JVI)