The Tax Justice Network organizes its 2019 Annual Conference on July 2nd and 3rd, 2019.
#TJN19 will focus on qualitative and quantitative research that explores the role and the influence of the enablers, and innovative proposals for their better regulation.
The 2019 conference is co-organised by the Association for Accountancy & Business Affairs, City, University of London (CityPERC) and the Tax Justice Network.
"The challenges of tax justice do not exist in a vacuum. It is not an accident that billions of dollars are lost worldwide each year to tax avoidance and tax evasion. Nor is there anything random about the failure to tackle loopholes, or to move forward proven measures to improve transparency and accountability of the actors, or simply to maintain progressive taxation.
The professional enablers – including banks, law firms and the major audit and accounting firms, along with real estate agents, trust companies and others, and myriad lobbying groups– are key players in both the design of schemes for tax abuse and the prejudicial political influence that undermines tax justice, and in some cases in facilitating criminal activities. The resulting impacts on human rights, including women’s rights, are dramatic."
The organisers wish to invite original, high-quality papers for presentation.
While papers that focus on the role of professional enablers are particularly welcome, proposals will be considered on any aspect of tax justice: