Tax and Intergovernmental Relations – Morocco
– 3-5 December 2013
The ITD’s 5th global conference considered “Tax and Intergovernmental Relations,” covering the full range of tax issues that arise from the interactions between local, state, and central governments, as well as those that arise within regional agreements. Arrangements within and between countries for allocating tax powers, collecting revenue and distributing funds have a significant impact on the overall level, structure and efficiency of the tax system, and can have powerful implications for macroeconomic performance. The conference addressed both policy and administrative aspects of these important issues.
More than 350 senior tax policymakers and administrators from over 95 countries participated in this conference, hosted by the Moroccan Economy and Finance Ministry.
Regional conference on Transfer Pricing in
East Asia and the Pacific -
Thailand – 12-14 December 2012
Following the success of the conference in Albania, the ITD is now supporting the
organisation of a second regional event in the area of transfer pricing which will
now focus on countries from the region of East Asia and the Pacific. This regional
conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 12-14 December 2012 and will be
hosted by the Revenue Department of Thailand.
The aim of the event remains to share experiences and views on a regional basis
and identify approaches to address the policy challenges linked to the introduction
of transfer pricing regulation and options for a cost-efficient compliance management
system that will ensure a good investment climate for the private sector. The conference
will bring together representatives from Tax Administrations and Ministries of Finance
in East Asia and the Pacific, international transfer pricing experts from the member
organisations of the International Tax Dialogue, experienced transfer pricing officials
from other countries and participants from other bilateral and multilateral agencies.
Regional conference on Transfer Pricing in
Eastern Europe and Central Asia -
Albania - 30 May – 1 June 2012
The International Tax Dialogue (ITD) is pleased to announce a high-level conference
on ‘Transfer Pricing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia – Protecting the Tax Base
and Building a Strong Investment Climate’ that will be held in Tirana, Albania on
30 May – 1 June 2012. The meeting will be hosted by the Ministry of Finance of Albania.
This event aims at sharing experiences and views on a regional basis and identifying
approaches to address the policy challenges linked to the introduction of transfer
pricing regulation and options for a cost-efficient compliance management system
that will ensure a good investment climate for the private sector.
ITD – MENA Regional Follow-up Conference: Better
Governance and Fair Taxation -
Tunisia - 30 - 31 May 2012
This conference is a follow up event to the 4th ITD Global conference on “Tax and
Inequality” that took place in Delhi in December 2011. The main objective of this
ITD MENA conference is to contribute to the debate that will help determine the
changes that are needed in the MENA region in terms of goals, objectives and processes
of policy formulation. The workshops that will take place are intended to highlight
the tools and good practices that can deliver these changes.
The conference aims to help countries in the MENA region to deliver greater engagement
by citizens in policy decisions, and create the conditions for more confident businesses
that spurs investment, employment and economic growth. Open, transparent and accountable
governments, with equitable and fair tax systems, provide the strong base for political
processes and constitutional arrangements that are sustainable over the long term.
Tax and Inequality - India - 7 – 9 December 2011
In cooperation with the International Tax Dialogue, India is very pleased to be
hosting the 4th ITD Global Conference on Tax and Inequality. This
conference provides a unique and timely opportunity to address to what extent taxation
can be seen as part of the solution to growing inequalities in income and wealth.
This is a high level conference, with senior level representation from over 100
countries expected to attend the Vigyan Bhawan venue in New Delhi. A number of prominent
academics and representatives of regional and international organisations will be
also present at the conference.
Taxing Micro and Small businesses - From Informality
to Voluntary Tax Compliance - Georgia -
4 - 6 May 2011
IFC together with the International Tax Dialogue and the Ministry of Finance of
Georgia organised a Conference on "Taxing Micro and Small Businesses - From Informality
to Voluntary Tax Compliance" on May 4 – 6 2011 in Tbilisi, Georgia. It was also
supported by the Austrian Ministry of Finance and SECO. The conference brought together
about 70 participants, including senior finance ministry officials and heads of
tax administrations from more than 20 countries across Europe and Central Asia,
representatives from IFC, WB, IMF, SECO, and other regional institutions.
The Conference aimed at sharing the experience on taxation of micro and small businesses
among participating countries. Discussions focused on identifying strategies to
facilitate the formalisation of small businesses, highlighting best practices in
the design of simplified tax systems for micro and small businesses, and analysing
options to introduce a cost-efficient compliance management system.
Effective Micro and Small Business Compliance
Management – Tax Policy and Tax Administration Solutions - Philippines –
2 – 5 March 2010
Ministers, Vice Ministers, Commissioner Generals and other senior officials from
21 countries meet in Manila to discuss challenges in effective micro and small business
compliance management and the lessons to be drawn from the Asia region. Themes included
the role MSE taxation has in broader state building objectives, strategies to widen
the tax net, ensuring compliance, risk assessment, service strategies and reducing
administration and compliance costs.
Financial Institutions and Instruments –
China – 26-28 October 2009
The Government of the People’s Republic of China and the International Tax Dialogue
(ITD) were pleased to present a global conference on the topic of ‘Financial Institutions
and Instruments – Tax Challenges and Solutions’ which was held in Beijing on 26-28
October 2009. Over 300 senior officials from 84 countries and international organisations
attended the event. As per ITD previous conferences, both policy and administrative
issues were covered.
Taxing Micro and Small Business - From Confrontation
to Cooperation - Rwanda –
22 – 24 April 2009
Commissioners and senior officials from 23 African countries as well as development
partners came together to discuss how to best support the growth and development
of micro and small business while ensuring compliance. Topics included development
objectives, design choices, compliance issues and administration approaches.
SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) -
Argentina - October 2007
The conference provided an opportunity to share country experiences at a truly global
level and to discuss good practice in ensuring tax compliance whilst minimising
compliance burden and providing the best environment for growth. Given the important
role SMEs play in economic development, and the unique challenges posed for policy
makers and administrators, this is an important topic for all of our countries.
The conference is aimed at high-level policymakers and administrators with responsibility
for the taxation of SMEs in their respective ministry of finance or revenue authority.
VAT (Value Added Tax) - Italy - March 2005
The introduction and administration of VAT systems can present both considerable
opportunities and difficulties. Both the ITD and the Italian Government believe
that there is significant benefit in bringing together experts on VAT and enabling
countries to mutually share their knowledge and experience. The objective of the
conference was to tap the wealth of experience developed and to explore scope for
further dissemination of good practice among countries.