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Strategic Workshop on Tax and Digitalization in Asia

Event | 2 - 4 July 2019 ADBI, Tokyo, Japan
Time of event

Day 1: 9:00–17:30
Day 2: 9:30–17:30
Day 3: 9:30–17:30

Background

The rapid growth of digital technology use in Asia is accelerating discussions about the role of governments in addressing the digitalization of the economy and the potential for achieving international consensus on new rules and standards for corporate and consumption taxes.

This workshop will examine fair taxation and tax compliance challenges posed by digital economy development and government policy responses to them. Focuses will entail changes to domestic tax law, tax administration international standard setting, and tax treaty negotiations.

The proceedings will consider a whole of government approach to digitalization including inclusive growth priorities and data strategy. The event will also explore how tax administrations can adopt digital innovations to secure higher levels of tax law compliance, improve services, and raise their overall efficiency.

Objectives
  • To identify good practices in tax system and digital economy development per the latest update from the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) as well as knowledge, process and data access gaps
  • To promote better application of consumption tax principles in the new environment and regulations adapted for cross-border suppliers, digital platforms, and the sharing economy.
Participants

60-70 participants tax management officials and experts from ADB and OECD member countries.

Output
  • Technical lessons for developing comprehensive tax administration and prudential frameworks in the digitalization era.
  • Capacity building presentations and other materials to be posted on the ADBI website
How to register

By invitation only

Partners

Asian Development Bank (ADB), National Tax Agency, Japan, and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)