International Conference on Taxpayer Rights to be held November 18 -19, 2015

29 Sep

This was announced back on July 10, 2015 by the Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS on their Tax Payer Advocate’s announcement. I sure hope it turns into something that has a substantial positive influence on how the IRS deals with us small fish Expat taxpayers. We’ll see. Keep on the alert for what they discuss and any influence it may have on the IRS and US Congress.

The National Taxpayer Advocate of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is convening the Inaugural International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in Washington, D.C.

This ground breaking conference will explore how taxpayer rights globally serve as the foundation for effective tax administration.

Inaugural International Conference on Taxpayer Rights: The Bedrock of Tax Administration

Washington, DC ▪ November 18-19, 2015

Government officials, scholars, and practitioners from many countries will discuss issues such as:

  • Rights to confidentiality and privacy in an age of transparency;
  • Right to appeal to an independent forum: the role of tax tribunals in protecting taxpayer rights;
  • Taxpayer rights and procedural justice in audit and collection activities;
  • Impact of taxpayer service on compliance;
  • Role of taxpayer advocates, defenders, and ombuds in protecting taxpayer rights and promoting voluntary compliance; and
  • Challenges in “operationalizing” taxpayer rights in both mature and developing tax administrations.

More information and registration coming soon.

Questions? Email us.

This conference is co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the American College of Tax Counsel, the American Tax Policy Institute, the International Association of Tax Judges, and the International Fiscal Association – USA Branch. Tax Analysts is the publishing sponsor of the conference.


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