Recent news from the FairTax project
Recent news from the FairTax project
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.
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...
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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
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