Finding The Right Balance: Digital Services Taxation in the 21st Century
Current rules governing taxation in different jurisdictions no longer fit an age where a company’s physical presence in a country is no longer required to do business there. In response, discussions have been taking place at the multinational level, particularly via the OECD and the European Union. Meanwhile, countries that have announced or introduced unilateral digital services taxation schemes have expressed support for a multilateral solution, while voicing concerns over the sluggish pace inherent to trying to reach global consensus.
This exclusive discussion will bring together senior industry leaders, representatives of the UK and US governments and taxation experts to discuss the current state of adapting tax regimes to align with an evolving economy and new business models. While achieving global consensus will be a great challenge, we can work together to find a balanced approach for taxation in the 21st century.
Discussion leaders include:
Linda Evans, Director of Global Tax Policy & Government Affairs, IBM
Lilian Faulhaber, Professor of Law, Georgetown University
William Morris, Deputy Global Tax Policy Leader, PwC US
Mark Warren, Chief Tax Counsel, Senate Finance Committee (invited)
Freddie Wootton, Second Secretary, Economic, Foreign Commonwealth Office, UK Government