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Åsa Gunnarsson invited as expert at Tax Fairness Conference in Brussels

2017-07-06
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 research presented at Law and Society’s International meeting 2017

2017-07-05
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...

New article by Fair Tax researchers published in the British Tax Review

2017-06-28
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 Policy Brief no. 1 published

2017-06-27
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.

“Introduce EU own taxes to reach sustainability goals”

2017-06-22
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...

Strong case for introducing a harmonised EU-nuclear power tax

2017-06-16
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.

Policy brief discuss the future of the EMU

2017-06-15
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...

Researchers and tax administrators discussed co-operative compliance

2017-06-07
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.

Study on “Gender equality and taxation in the European Union” presented to the European Parliament

2017-06-05
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.

FairTax contributes to new book on Sustainable Development

2017-06-02
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).

Fairtax researchers produces study on Gender equality and taxation in the European Union

2017-05-16
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 ...

Striving towards a fairer Brazilian tax system

2017-05-10
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.

Successful FairTax research seminar at NUI Galway

2017-05-05
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...

“Let Brexit become an opportunity to reform the EU budget”

2017-05-02
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.

Current research and networking opportunities at FairTax conference in Brno

2017-04-05
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.

Margit Schratzenstaller argues for sustainability-oriented tax-based own resources in Ifo Schnelldienst

2017-04-03
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.

FairTax researcher in panel discussion about Brexit

2017-04-03
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...

Danuše Nerudová presented research at European Parliament workshop

2017-03-23
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.

Margit Schratzenstaller participates in panel discussion on the post-2020 Multi-annual Financial Framework of the EU

2017-03-16
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).

A Financial Transaction Tax might contribute to the closing of sustainability gaps in the EU budget

2017-02-16
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...

Danuše Nerudová presented sustainability oriented future EU-funding to the European Parliament

2017-02-03
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...

What to learn from a failed (?) Swedish tax compliance project

2017-02-02
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...

Researchers argues for the introduction of an EU-wide Financial Transactions Tax

2017-01-26
In the German-speaking blog Ökonomenstimme FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller argues for the introduction of an EU-wide Financial Transactions Tax.

Time for more sustainability-oriented EU funding - FairTax researchers comment on the recent HLGOR report

2017-01-20
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":

Margit Schratzenstaller in panel discussion at the Austrian Society of European Politics

2016-12-15
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.

The Swedish Tax Agency took part of new FairTax research

2016-11-23
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?".

Margit Schratzenstaller argues for sustainability-oriented tax-based own resources

2016-11-18
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.

Karen Boll invited speaker at network meeting in Deloitte, Copenhagen

2016-11-18
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.

Research on sustainability-oriented taxes as revenue sources for EU budget presented in Berlin

2016-11-16
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.

Danuše Nerudová in roundtable discussion about a CCCTB

2016-11-11
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...

FairTax researchers receive additional research grant

2016-11-10
Work Package 6 in the FairTax project has received an additional research grant from The Nordic Tax Research Council.

A Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base one of the possible alternatives for future EU funding

2016-11-08
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...

FairTax research in progress presented in Brussels

2016-11-03
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.

FairTax research presented to the High Level Group on Own Resources

2016-11-01
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.

FairTax research on sustainability-oriented EU tax-based own resources for the EU budget presented at Vienna conference

2016-10-31
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...

Margit Schratzenstaller part of panel discussion about the future of the EU budget

2016-10-31
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.

Kathleen Lahey invited speaker at conference: "Tax is a feminist issue!"

2016-10-31
The public conference "Tax is a feminist issue!: A Greens/EFA conference" were held in the European Parliament on 29 June 2016.

Åsa Gunnarsson inbjuden till workshop ledd av Margot Wallström

2016-10-03
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.

FairTax research presented at the Università Politecnica delle Marche

2016-09-30
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”

ETC: Hon ska göra EU:s ekonomi rättvis och jämställd

2016-09-13
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.

Successful FairTax presentations at the 25th annual TRN conference

2016-09-12
On September 1–2, 2016, FairTax researchers presented their latest findings at the 25th annual Tax Research Network (TRN) conference.

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