Recent news from the FairTax project
Recent news from the FairTax project
In Brussels June 28-29, 2017, the European Commission’s DG for Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD) arranged a conference on Tax Fairness in Europe. The conference hoped to be able to discuss how fairness and taxation can go hand in hand.
FairTax was represented at Law and Society’s International meeting in Mexico City, June 20-23. It was the most well attended conference in the history of Law & Society and the hotel was bustling with scholars from a variety of disciplines interested in the theme "Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and...
FairTax researchers Dennis de Widt and Lynne Oats, both from the University of Exeter, recently got the article “Risk Assessment in a Co-operative Compliance Context: A Dutch–UK Comparison” published in the British Tax Review, Issue 2, 2017.
FairTax just launched the new FairTax Policy Brief series. The first brief, ”Taxing for equality – a re-emerging tax policy trend in Europe”, is written by professor Åsa Gunnarsson.
On June 20, 2017, FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller participated as an expert at the European Parliament Budget Committee hearing "Preparing for the MFF (multiannual financial framework) post-2020: assessing strengths and weaknesses of the current MFF system and its relation to the Europe 2...
In their paper “Sustainability-oriented Future EU Funding: A European Nuclear Power Tax” Fanny Dellinger and Margit Schratzenstaller suggest that there is a case for a EU-wide introduction of a nuclear power tax based on a uniform design.
In a policy brief for the Austrian Society of European Politics, FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller and her colleague Atanas Pekanov argue that the EU Member States must have the courage for a pragmatic approach to the debate about the European Economic and Monetary Union. This to be able to...
On 22 May 2017, a FairTax workshop was held in London, to bring together academic researchers and tax administrators to discuss the development, evaluation and future prospects for co-operative compliance initiatives between large businesses and tax authorities.
On May 30, Åsa Gunnarson presented the new study “Gender equality and taxation in the European Union” to the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) in the European parliament.
On September 2015, world leaders committed to achieve, by 2030, an inclusive development model where no one is left behind and planetary boundaries are respected by adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development and its seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In April 2017, FairTax researchers Åsa Gunnarsson, Margit Schratzenstaller and Ulrike Spangenberg finished a research paper on behalf of the European Parliament's Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM). The study presents recommendations on how to improve gender equality in taxation ...
Professor Leonel Pessoa represents the the São Paulo Law School of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV Direito SP), Brazil, in the FairTax project. He has a long experience of working with the Brazilian tax system, both as a teacher, researcher and a judge.
A lively and stimulating debate on pensions and tax took place in the National University of Ireland, Galway on 10th and 11th April 2017. As part of WP 4 of the FairTax research project, Dr Emer Mulligan brought together pension and tax experts from the Netherlands and Ireland to compare the two pen...
Economist Margit Schratzenstaller, part of the Horizon 2020 funded project FairTax, senior researcher and deputy director at the WIFO institute in Vienna, argues that Brexit can be seen as a unique opportunity to strengthen sustainability-orientation of the EU budget.
On March 9-10, 2017, the FairTax project hosted a special session, “Fair and Sustainable Taxation“ at the conference Enterprise and Competitive Environment 2017 held by the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) at Mendel University in Brno.
In Ifo Schnelldienst No. 6/2017, FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller argues that sustainability-oriented tax-based own resources for the EU would increase the EU budget's contribution to the EU-2020-strategy and the 2030 UN Sustainable development goals.
At a panel discussion on the implications of the Brexit shock for the EU budget, FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller argued that the Brexit represents a great opportunity for sustainability-oriented structural reforms of the EU budget. The panel discussion was organized by the Vienna Institut...
On March 7, The Progressive Economy initiative held a workshop on “A European corporate tax as a new own resource” in the European Parliament. FairTax researcher Danuše Nerudová was invited as an external expert.
On March 27 2017, FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller will participate in a panel discussion on the post-2020 Multi-annual Financial Framework of the EU arranged by WIIW (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies).
Strengthening the link between smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and the EU system of own resources, the introduction of Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) as a tax-based own resource could contribute to the decrease in the existing sustainability gaps. Those are the findings of the recent FairTa...
On January 31, 2017, the Committee on Budgets (BUDG) in the European Parliament held an Interparliamentary committee meeting. The topic of the meeting was: More transparent, simple, fair and democratically accountable ways to finance the EU: Follow up of the final recommendations of the high-level g...
Governments and tax agencies want to collect the correct amount of taxes in a timely and efficient manner. But what is the best way for tax agencies to work with large multinational corporations? Can collaboration between tax agencies and corporations increase tax compliance? Researchers from the Ho...
In the German-speaking blog Ökonomenstimme FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller argues for the introduction of an EU-wide Financial Transactions Tax.
Margit Schratzenstaller and Danuše Nerudová comment on "Future Financing of the EU - Final report and recommendations of the High Level Group on Own Resources, December 2016":
In November, the Austrian Society of European Politics published the book “25 Ideas for Europe”. On December 13, the society organised a panel discussion to follow up themes from the book.
At a workshop on November 10, 2016, FairTax researcher Lotta Björklund Larsen, Linköping University, presented the upcoming report "Sweden: A failure of a Cooperative Compliance project?".
At a panel discussion on “The Future of the EU Budget” organised by the European think tank Bruegel in Brussels on November 15, 2016, FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller argued for substituting a part of current EU own resources with sustainability-oriented tax-based own resources.
In Denmark, Deloitte facilitates a series of network meetings for the corporations being part of the Danish Tax Governance initiative. FairTax researcher Karen Boll was invited to present the research conducted on ‘Cooperative Compliance’ in Work Package 6 at the most recent network meeting.
At the 20th Conference of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) that took place in Berlin in October 2016, Margit Schratzenstaller presented FairTax research on EU Taxes as Instrument to Strengthen Sustainability of Taxation in the EU.
In Prague, November 8, 2016, FairTax researcher Danuše Nerudová participated in a roundtable discussion about a CCCTB. The discussion was organized by FairTax together with the Czech Chamber of Tax Advisors, Faculty of Law of Charles University Prague and Faculty of Finance and Accounting of Economi...
Work Package 6 in the FairTax project has received an additional research grant from The Nordic Tax Research Council.
Strengthening the link between smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and the EU system of own resources, the introduction of CCCTB as a tax-based own resource could contribute to the decrease in the existing sustainability gaps. These are the findings of the recent FairTax working paper “Sustainab...
On October 25, 2016, FairTax hosted an open research seminar on “Fair and Sustainable Taxation in the EU” at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU in Brussels.
On September 30, 2016, Margit Schratzenstaller and Danuše Nerudová presented FairTax research on options for tax-based EU own resources to the inter-institutional High Level Group on Own Resources (HLGOR) chaired by ex-EU commissioner Mario Monti.
Can tax-based own resources represent a sustainability-oriented option for financing the EU budget in the future? And if yes, which taxes would offer themselves as own resources for the EU budget? These were the central questions discussed at the FairTax conference “Options for an EU Tax as an EU Ow...
On November 15, the Bruegel think tank arranges a conference on "The Future of the EU Budget". Margit Schratzenstaller, Deputy Director of WIFO and FairTax researcher, is one of the experts in the panel discussion.
The public conference "Tax is a feminist issue!: A Greens/EFA conference" were held in the European Parliament on 29 June 2016.
Den 3-4 oktober är utrikesminister Margot Wallström värd för en workshop om stärkande av kvinnors rättigheter. En av de inbjudna deltagarna vid mötet är Åsa Gunnarsson, professor i rättsvetenskap och koordinator för projektet FairTax, Juridiskt forum, Umeå universitet.
On September 9, 2016, FairTax researcher Marian Dobranschi, Department of Accounting and Taxes (FBE) Mendel University from Brno, presented the article “EU Taxes as Genuine Own Resource to Finance the EU Budget – Pros, Cons and Sustainability-oriented Criteria to Evaluate Potential Tax Candidates”
EU:s skattepolitik ska göras om och bli hållbar, jämställd och rättvis. Det kan låta som en dröm, men Åsa Gunnarsson, skatteprofessor på Umeå universitet, tänker jobba för att det ska bli verklighet.
On September 1–2, 2016, FairTax researchers presented their latest findings at the 25th annual Tax Research Network (TRN) conference.
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Award winning research on a European carbon-based flight ticket tax covered in the "Journal for a Progressive Economy"
Can tax-based own resources represent a sustainability-oriented option for financing the EU budget in the future? And if yes, which taxes would offer themselves as own resources for the EU budget? These were the central questions discussed at the FairTax conference “Options for an EU Tax as an EU Own Resource”, at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research WIFO, Vienna, September 19, 2016. Read more
- FairTax researchers compares tax advisory industries in four European countries Read more