Evaluating BEPS and Looking to the Future

This fully online event, with leading international experts, examines how we can evaluate the tax planning behaviour of MNEs and the policy response of governments. It will examine international responses to BEPS, including in the US, the UK and Australia, and discuss the future direction.

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It is nearly 10 years since policy makers began paying significant attention to the international tax planning activities of multinational enterprises in the global digital economy, which led to the G20-OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. The BEPS project produced 15 Actions and a significant policy and administrative response from OECD member states and other countries around the world. This year, the Inclusive Framework of 136 countries has agreed a Statement on a new approach to taxing the largest and most profitable MNEs in market jurisdictions (Pillar One) and a global minimum tax of 15% for MNEs around the world.

This fully online event, with leading international experts, examines how we can evaluate the tax planning behaviour of MNEs and the policy response of governments. It will examine international responses to BEPS, including in the US, the UK and Australia, and discuss the future direction.

The online event will be held in two main sessions:

Thursday 2 December, 6pm - 8.30pm (AEDT)

Friday 3 December, 8am - 12.30pm (AEDT)

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mr David Bradbury, Head of Tax Policy, OECD
  • Ms Maryanne Mrakovcic, Deputy Secretary, Australian Treasury
  • Mr Marty Robinson, A/g First Assistant Secretary, Corporate and International Tax Division, Revenue Group, Australian Treasury
  • Mr Hector Thompson, Deputy Commissioner Public Groups & International, Australian Taxation Office
  • Professor Dhammika Dharmapala, University of Chicago Law School, US
  • Professor Richard Collier, Centre for Business Taxation, Oxford University, UK
  • Mr Ruud de Mooij, International Monetary Fund, Fiscal Affairs Department
  • Ms Vicki Perry (formerly) Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Professor Graeme Cooper, University of Sydney
  • Professor Kerrie Sadiq, Queensland University of Technology
  • Associate Professor Alfred Tran, Australian National University
  • Professor Miranda Stewart, University of Melbourne Law School

Read the program.

This conference is an outcome of Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP170104244, Are tax base erosion and profit shifting countermeasures effective? Australian National University and Melbourne University (Chief Investigators Alfred Tran and Miranda Stewart).

The event will also announce the launch of a major policy brief series on International Tax Design for the 21st Century, which explains the BEPS Actions, and the global and Australian response.