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Monday 28th March 2011

Opening Session

Opening of the Conferencepdf(35 kB)by Algirdas Šemeta , EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud

Opening Speechpdf(27 kB) by Sharon Bowles, Chairwoman of the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Opening Speech by Ádám Balog, Hungarian Deputy State Secretary for Taxation Affairs

A Fair and Substantial Contribution of the Financial Sector: The G20 perspective pdf(51 kB)by Philippe Etienne, French Ambassador to the EU

 

Session: why taxing the financial sector?

Chair: Vieri Ceriani, Head of the Tax Department at Banca d'Italia

Introduction by the Chair

Taxation of the Financial Sector: state of play, by Patrice Delacroix (presentationpdf(376 kB)), Partner and tax consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Professor at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

Is the Financial Sector Undertaxed? By Harry Huizinga (presentationpdf(54 kB)), Professor at Tilburg University

Discussion and questions with the floor - Moderator: Vieri Ceriani, Head of the Tax Department at Banca d'Italia

Conclusions by the Chair

 

Tuesday 29th March 2011

Opening of the second day by Walter Deffaa, Director General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission

           

Morning session:  The financial transaction tax

Chair: Karel Lannoo, CEO of Centre for European Policy Studies

A General Financial Transaction Tax: Motives, Revenues, Feasibility and Effectspdf(173 kB) by Stephan Schulmeister (presentationpdf(620 kB)), Economist at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research

Financial Transactions Tax, Panacea, Threat, or Damp Squib?(speechpdf(652 kB)presentationpdf(54 kB)) by Seán Yoder, Professor at University of Maine

 

 

Special session: Options for Taxing the Financial Sector

Moderator: Karel Lannoo, CEO of Centre for European Policy Studies

With contributions by

  • Roger Kaiser (speechpdf(35 kB)presentationpdf(301 kB)), Senior Adviser, Tax & Financial Reporting at the European Banking Federation,
  • Max Lawson, Head of Development Finance and Public Services at OXFAM,
  • Jeffrey Owens (speechpdf(24 kB)presentationpdf(1.35 Mb)), Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at OECD,
  • Victoria Perry (presentationpdf(73 kB)), Division Chief of the Revenue Administration Division at the Fiscal Affairs Department at the IMF,
  • Stephan Schulmeister, Economist at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research and
  • Seán Yoder , Professor at University of Maine

Conclusions by the Chair

 

 Afternoon session: the Financial Activities Tax

Chair: Marcel Gérard, Professor at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve

 

The FAT as a way forward?pdf(262 kB) By Clemens Fuest, Professor at Oxford University

The Danish Experience with a Financial Activity Taxpdf(513 kB) by Peter Birch Sørensen, Assistant Governor at the National Bank of Denmark

Discussion and questions with the floor, Moderator: Marcel Gérard, Professor at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve

Conclusionspdf(28 kB) by Algirdas Šemeta , EU Commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud