Recent news from the FairTax project

Stakeholders and researchers joined workshop on fair and sustainable taxation

Multi-disciplinary perspectives on the prospects for fair and sustainable taxation were presented at a stakeholder meeting organised by the Horizon 2020 EU projects FairTax and COFFERS (www.coffers.eu). The meeting, which was supported by the Czech Liaison Office for Research, Development and Innova...

Special issue after fruitful FairTax conference in Vienna

Can tax-based own resources represent a sustainability-oriented option for financing the EU budget in the future? 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 R...

Margit Schratzenstaller presented in-depth MFF analysis at the European Parliament's Budget Committee

On October 10, FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller presented an in-depth analysis based on Fairtax results on the core elements of the structure of the next Multiannual Financial Framework at the European Parliament's Budget Committee.

FairTax research presented at ICRICT high level meeting

At a recent one-day high level round table discussion in New York, hosted by the ICRICT organisation, FairTax researcher Danuše Nerudová, Mendel University Brno, presented CCCTB as a possible candidate for a global reform of corporate taxation.

Researchers support a European financial transactions tax in FairTax Policy Brief no.2

In a recent policy brief from the FairTax project, researchers Danuše Nerudová, Margit Schratzenstaller and Veronika Solilová identify several advantages of introducing a financial transactions tax in the EU.

“Tax systems must be redesigned to meet changing societal conditions”

In their latest working paper, FairTax researchers Martin Eriksson and Åsa Gunnarsson investigate how national and international politics influence the design of a national tax system.

FairTax study received Mobility Award 2017

The study "Sustainability-oriented EU Taxes: The Example of a European Carbon-based Flight Ticket Tax" was now awarded the Mobility Award 2017 in the category "research projects" of the Austrian Traffic Club.

New article problematizes the usage of the tax gap concept

FairTax researcher Lotta Björklund Larsen recently published the article “Mind the (tax) gap: an ethnography of a number” in the Journal of Cultural Economy (Volume 10, 2017 - Issue 5, pp. 419-433)

Can technology help achieve fair taxation? The case of tax technology in Kenya

By PhD Candidate Nimmo O.Elmi, FairTax and Linköping University.

FairTax research presented at the European Forum Alpbach

At a Breakout session at the European Forum Alpbach, FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller argued for an EU-wide harmonisation of corporate taxation, effective minimum energy tax rates, and sustainability-oriented tax-based own resources for the EU budget.

New article reviews the pros and cons of EU taxes

Fair Tax researchers Margit Schratzenstaller, Alexander Krenek, Danuše Nerudová and Marian Dobranschi recently published the article “EU Taxes for the EU Budget in the Light of Sustainability Orientation – a Survey” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalöko...

Danuše Nerudová invited as expert in round table discussion on CCCTB

On September 6, the Group of the Progressive alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D) together with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the European Trade Union Institute (STUI) arranges an expert meeting on CCCTB. FairTax researcher Danuše Nerudová ...

Åsa Gunnarsson invited as expert at Tax Fairness Conference in Brussels

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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":

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