EFS-Seminar ‘Taxation in a Digitising World’

EFS-Seminar ‘Taxation in a Digitising World’

On Wednesday, 11 October 2017 EFS will hold a seminar (in English) on ‘Taxation in a digitising world: Solutions for corporate income tax and value added tax’. Experts from academia and tax practice will share their inspirational views on seminal issues involving the taxation of economic activity in an era of digitisation.

‘Taxation in a digitising world: Solutions for corporate income tax and value added tax’

Although we live in an age in which everything and everyone is ‘online connected’, countries’ VAT and profits taxation systems are still based on an economic reality of decades ago in the case of VAT and even a century ago in the case of corporate taxation. And that, of course, creates tension. The problems this tension causes are predominantly evident in turnover and profits generated by internet-related activities as ‘online yields’ are very difficult, if not impossible, to properly pin down for tax purposes. And the rising share of the economy now accounted for by digital activities means this reality is becoming increasingly critical. So are our tax systems still ‘fit for purpose’? How much is being done to effectively address the emerging tax challenges of digitisation? If the world is changing, is it perhaps now time for our tax systems to change along with it? Is the time ripe for fundamental reform? Will it ever be?

At this EFS seminar, three experts from academia and tax practice will share their inspirational views on seminal issues involving the taxation of economic activity in an era of digitisation. The seminar will be chaired by Maarten de Wilde.

Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 13.30 – 18.30

Location: Campus Woudestein - Van der Groot Building,  Room Forum, M3-15 (3rd floor)

Speakers:

  • Maarten de Wilde (Chair) – Erasmus School of Law, Loyens & Loeff
  • Prof. Rita de la Feria – University of Leeds
  • Nicolas Colin – Université Paris-Dauphine
  • Rogier Vanhorick – Deloitte

Seminar Director:
Prof. Peter Kavelaars – Erasmus School of Economics, University of Curaçao, Deloitte

You can find more information here.