The FairTax team working with Harmonization of effective tax compliance initiatives met in Copenhagen on the 29th and 30th of September to discuss their research.
The Fair Tax team under “Objective: Strategies for the increased effectiveness and harmonization of tax administration and compliance structures within the EU and non-EU areas” met at Copenhagen Business School on the 29th and 30th of September to discuss commonalities and differences between the national projects. The team with participants from Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, and the UK presented their research as work in progress. In addition the meeting welcomed participants from Jyväskylä University, Finland who presented research of an initiative taken by the Finnish tax authority, VERO. The meeting gave the new members an opportunity to meet the entire team and learn more about the FairTax project and probe into issues at hand.
The meeting was an opportunity to continue the discussion on how to research co-operative compliance initiatives among tax administrations when engaging with different types of stakeholders to create compliance – especially in relation to large corporations. We also dwelled on the theoretically interesting question on how to develop concepts for comparison. Finally we met researchers at CBS, Leonard Seabrooke and Duncan Wigan who introduced their most interesting research on tax justice networks and power-brokers in the taxation field.