Recent news from the FairTax project
Recent news from the FairTax project
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.
The Görel Bohlin Award for prominent gender research is presented to Umeå University lecturers or researchers who have made important scientific achievements in gender studies. The 2016 award goes to Åsa Gunnarsson, professor in Law at the Forum for Studies on Law and Society.
Several EU member states have failed to introduce taxes on air traffic. Now, researchers from the EU-funded FairTax project, coordinated by Umeå University, suggest in a paper that the EU should introduce an EU tax on flight tickets, to contribute to a more sustainable development in the EU.
On May 28, 2016, FairTax researchers Alexander Krenek and Marian Dobranschi presented the paper "EU Taxes as Genuine Own Resource to Finance the EU Budget – Pros, Cons and Sustainability-oriented Criteria to Evaluate Potential Tax Candidates".
FairTax researchers Margit Schratzenstaller, Alexander Krenek, Danuše Nerudová and Marian Dobranschi summarizes their recent paper "EU Taxes as Genuine Own Resource to Finance the EU Budget – Pros, Cons and Sustainability-oriented Criteria to Evaluate Potential Tax Candidates" in this guest blog pos...
On May 31, 2016, FairTax researchers Alexander Krenek and Margit Schratzenstaller from the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, WIFO, received the renowned “Progressive Economy Award”, in the European Parliament in Brussels. Their study on “Sustainability-oriented EU Taxes: The Example of a Euro...
On April 25, 2016, Alexander Krenek, WIFO, and Marian Dobranschi of Mendel University in Brno jointly presented the first WP8 deliverable titled "EU Taxes as Genuine Own Resource to Finance the EU Budget – Pros, Cons and Sustainability-oriented Criteria to Evaluate Potential Tax Candidates" by Schra...
Mäktiga samhällsskikt undergräver finansieringen av välfärdssystemen. En ny elit tar sig oförtjänta friheter, ibland olagliga men framför allt oetiska. De nationella skattesystemen måste byggas utifrån en moral, ett socialt kontrakt, där medborgarna solidariskt står upp för välfärdssamhället. Det sk...
On 18th November 2015, FairTax researcher Lynne Oats presented a paper at the Inaugural International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in Washington D.C.
At the EU conference on "Individual taxation and employment" a number of European experts discussed the impact of individual taxation on female employment. Åsa Gunnarsson, Professor of Law at Umeå University, noted that individual taxation was introduced in Sweden in 1971 as the authorities looked t...
Researchers Karen Boll, Benedicte Brögger and Lotta Björklund Larsen, all working in the FairTax WP6, teamed up with Tuulia Potka-Soininen from Jyväskylä University to meet with analysts from the Nordic Tax Agencies and researchers from Jyväskylä University.
On Tuesday February 23 the FairTax research group WP6 held a well-attended seminar at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo.
Many EU and OECD countries tax capital incomes lower than earned income. Considering the increasing income and wealth inequality, higher taxes on capital incomes have gained in popularity recently. In the german blog for economists "Ökonomenstimme", Fairtax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller (Austri...
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