The increase of economic cross border activities, with business models being impacted by digitalization has shaped the way countries choose their tax policy. As a consequence, international tax competition has raised at a considerable level. On the other side, government are considering higher taxes in recent months to account for excessive spending on Covid-19 related matters. With the intention to coordinate efforts, we see an expansion of international institutions involved in tax policy making but, nevertheless, having sometimes overlapping or conflicting guidelines and standards. While national tax policy tries to raise revenue by taxing what a country has access to, e.g. tourism, commodities and intellectual property, international tax policy should address taxation from a global perspective, limiting and sometimes clashing with a country’s specific aim. This creates uncertainty in the tax arena and can trigger a war on tax.
With this in mind, TPA Global is facilitating an online conference (program below) together with the GTC network that will enable tax practitioners to keep up-to-date with the most recent developments in the field of tax policy and controversy in international tax and transfer pricing.
During the second day, we invite attendees to discuss leading disputes in the world of tax by looking into case studies meant to shed some light on the better ways of handling disputes today. We will also discuss how alternative dispute resolution is replacing common dispute resolution mechanisms, by taking leading court cases such as Coca Cola and Medtronic as examples to portray how a lengthy and tedious process could have been handled in a more efficient way through tools such as alternative dispute resolution.
Agenda Day 2 – Wednesday June 2nd, 2021
Each day has two panel discussions for the whole audience and thereafter break out rooms facilitated by 1-2 specialists.
Day 2 – June 2, 2021
16.00 – 16.15 Introduction
16.15 – 17.00 How to handle complex disputes – an introduction to case studies
17.00 – 17.45 Break out rooms
Room 1 – The full story on Vodafone and Cairn arbitral award
Room 2 – Allocation of risks and corresponding profits – the special case on high risk high return investors
17.45 – 18.30 Panel discussion: Leading court cases from an ADR perspective
18.30 – 19.20 Break out rooms
Room 1 – How to resolve the Coca Cola dispute with the IRS
Room 2 – How to resolve the Chevron dispute with the ATO
Registration – https://www.gtc-global.org/gtc-virtual-conference-2021