Date: 15 – 17 December 2020

Time: 10:30 – 18:30 GMT (Actual timings to be confirmed)

Location: Online

This year’s Annual Conference will feature three outstanding keynote lectures delivered by prominent academics with significant contributions in their field and a policymaker with considerable experience in tax administration policy making. Professor James Alm is internationally renowned for his work on tax administration and the economics of taxation; Professor Judith Freedman has made a remarkable contribution to the field of taxation law and policy; and Frantisek Imrecze is Executive Secretary at the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations.

Panel Discussions

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the health and social fabric of society and the economy of countries across the globe. Recent evidence suggests that in some countries, the pandemic has had a disproportionate and significant economic impact on sectors with high female employment, such as hospitality and personal care services. There is also evidence that developing countries have been affected substantially and will continue to suffer economically. The Annual Conference will explore these issues in two roundtable discussions focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on gender, and the impact on tax and tax administration policies in Africa.


The conference paper presentations will cover a broad range of topical issues in tax administration and policy including the analysis from different angles of VAT noncompliance (e.g. the role of Thresholds and Networks), the importance of nudging in improving tax compliance, the legal aspects of tax avoidance and the effectiveness of law enforcement. Papers will be available to download before the conference. As always in TARC Annual Conferences, these will be approached from different perspectives and through a multidisciplinary lens.

Further information and registration is available here.

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