Digital Transformation of Tax Administration

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Workshop jointly hosted by Microsoft, PwC, Vertex and WU


The half-day technical Workshop aims to bring together 20-25 people from government, business and international organizations to discuss the potential of digital technologies to transform tax administrations and the way they interact with taxpayers. Microsoft, PwC, Vertex and WU cordially invite you for this by invitation only Workshop to help us identify the issues that such an initiative should cover, and jointly explore the megatrends, the transformation journey for tax administrations, technological breakthroughs for tax, and discuss ways to take forward this multi-stakeholder initiative.


May 22, 2018

 
 
 

Microsoft, PwC, Vertex and Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) are co-hosting this half-day Workshop in Brussels on May 22 in the current context of rapid technological developments and the heightened interest we are currently encountering among tax administrations and in the market in the EU.

This by invitation only Workshop will be very focused, technical and practical. The Workshop aims to bring together 20-25 people from government, business and international organizations to discuss the potential of digital technologies to transform tax administrations and the way they interact with taxpayers, and jointly explore the megatrends, the transformation journey for tax administrations, technological breakthroughs for tax, test some hypotheses, and discuss ways to take forward this multi-stakeholder initiative. This will help us design a longer term cooperative program around the theme of “Digital transformation of tax administrations”.

›› Agenda


12:00 - 13:00 | Welcome lunch 
13:00 - 13:05 | Welcome and the workshop opening 
13:05 - 13:20 | Opening keynote address by Mr. Stephen Quest, European Commission
13:20 - 13:45 | Digital Tax Administration: Megatrends and Transformation Journey
13:45 - 14:10 | Tax Administrations and Tax Policy in the New Digital World 
14:10 - 14:40 | The experience of participating tax administrations: tour de table
14:40 - 15:25 | Session 1: Digital Transformation Journey for Tax Administrations
14:40 - 15:25 | - Introduction and context (strategic, tailored & holistic transformation approach)
14:40 - 15:25 | - Group dialogue
14:40 - 15:25 | - Learning & key takeaways
15:25 - 15:40 | Coffee break 
15:40 - 16:10 | Session 2: Technologies transforming Tax Administrations?
15:40 - 16:10 | - Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain
15:40 - 16:10 | - How do Tax Administrations embrace digitalization? (cases)
16:10 - 16:55 | Session 3: Technologies for Managing Tax Compliance
16:10 - 16:55 | - Introduction and context (Technology and Tax Business Process Alignment)
16:00 - 16:45 | - Group dialogue
16:00 - 16:45 | - Learning & key takeaways
16:55 - 17:25 | Perspective from an International Organization 
17:25 - 17:40 | Closing, wrap up and taking the Work Forward 
17:40 - 19:00 | Drinks and Networking

 

›› Who should attend

The Workshop aims to bring together 20-25 people from government, business and international organizations. Participation in this Workshop is by invitation only.

›› Featured speakers

Stephen Quest
Director-General, DG TAXUD, European Commission

Valentina Ion
Microsoft, Director of Government Industry Solutions EMEA

Eelco van der Enden
PwC Tax Strategy & Operations / Tax Administration Consulting practice Lead

J.B. Hillman
Vertex, Director, Global Development

Jeffrey Owens
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Director of the Global Tax Policy Center

Santiago Diaz de Sarralde
CIAT, Director for Tax Studies and Research

Fieke van der Vlist
PwC, Director Tax Strategy & Operations / Tax Administration Consulting

Michael Roytman
Vertex Enterprise Architect

Other speakers and the final program will be announced soon



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