You are cordially invited to a round table discussion on Global Tax Reform Beyond BEPS.
Date: Thursday October 8th
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Location: National Museum, CSO Room 1 (MN-MZ-215)
Avenida Javier Prado Este #2465, San Borja, Lima, Peru
This round table presents a unique opportunity to advance the reform discussion toward creation of an international tax system that works for all people.
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Global Tax Reform Beyond BEPS (English)
Reforma Fiscal Global más allá de BEPS (Español)
In the run up to the Third UN Conference on Financing for Development (FFD) in Addis Ababa, we’d like to ensure you reserve time in your schedule for what is set to be the hottest live debate on one of the stickiest issues of the FFD agenda: how to reform the broken international tax system.
On Sunday July 12th, 17:00 at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis, we have a full line up of global heavyweights – including Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor Jose Antonio Ocampo, Pascal Saint-Amans of the OECD, and Jane McCormick of KPMG – ready to debate what needs to change in the way corporations are taxed if the world is going to be able to finance the post-2015 agenda. For those interested in domestic resource mobilisation or more generally concerns of global governance and inequality, this Debate and following Policy Dialogue should not be missed. Complementing the panel, will be the rest of the Commissioners that make up ICRICT (Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation), who, along with Professors Stiglitz and Ocampo, will be talking about their recent groundbreaking report on how to overhaul the way corporations are taxed:
Date: Sunday July 12th
Location: Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full details will follow, but we wanted to let you know as soon as possible so you can take this into account in your travel arrangements.
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest in attending. Formal invitations will follow. Due to space limitations, invitations may be limited to one from each organisation/delegation.
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Statements and Presentations submitted by the Experts
Here you can download the Agenda and the List of Speakers of the 1st Meeting of ICRICT: Towards Reform of International Corporate Taxation”, on 18 March, 2015 at the Roger Smith Hotel, Solarium, 501 Lexington Ave, New York, United States:
What is the purpose of the Commission?
The global tax system is not fit for purpose and substantial change is needed, but current reform processes are inadequate. The world has changed since many countries established progressive tax systems in the 1920’s. Since that time information technology has revolutionised production and consumption and capital have been truly globalised. Changes to the international corporate tax system, however, have not kept up. Although there are current reform processes underway, they are not inclusive. The Commission aims to create a wider debate of possible reforms to the international corporate tax system.
How were the Commissioners chosen?
The nine Commissioners were chosen through requests for volunteers from the organizing coalition, which includes Action Aid, Alliance-Sud, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Christian Aid, the Council for Global Unions, the Global Alliance for Tax Justice, Oxfam, Public Services International, Tax Justice Network and the World Council of Churches.
Who are the Commissioners?
The Commission includes prominent economic experts and political leaders from around the world: José Antonio Ocampo, Eva Joly, Rev. Suzanne Matale, Magdalena Sepúlveda, Léonce Ndikumana, Manuel Montes, Ifueko Omoigui Okauru, Govinda Rao, and Joseph Stiglitz.
What is the timeframe for the work of the Commission?
The Commission will hold its first meeting on March 18-19th, 2015 in New York and develop a set of reform proposals to be presented at relevant conferences and meetings between March and July 2015.
How will the Commission help to address inequality?
Inequality across the globe has reached historic levels. Tackling inequality requires those with the means to pay their fair share so that basic social protections and quality public services can be provided to those who need them. The Commission believes that solutions to extreme inequality can emerge through comprehensive and inclusive reforms to the international corporate tax system.
Why are government officials not undertaking the necessary reforms?
Tax rules can be extremely complex and interrelated and no one nation can make changes without impacting other economies. This requires an international reform process that is fair to all. Current proposed reforms are technically complex, and reform discussions are dominated by tax advisers of multinational corporations and other stakeholders with vested interests in the current system. There is an urgent need for a wider debate among a better informed public.
Will the Commission’s work be relevant to global development planning?
Yes the Commission’s recommendations will consider how tax reform can contribute to financing the next fifteen years of a global development framework, called the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda. Reaching the ambitious targets of this Agenda will require fair and effective tax systems to be in place to help fund all countries’ development needs.
Where can the public learn of the work of the Commission and how can they participate?
The Commission invites public inputs through a consultation on March 18th 2015. Their recommendations will be made public at www.icrict.org. The ICRICT Commissioners will also work to convey their recommendations in traditional and social media.