DigiTax is a Centre of Excellence within the University of Antwerp researching the challenges and opportunities that digitalisation brings for tax. 

Research on the intersection of law and technology is nowadays a widespread  academic research topic. DigiTax however focuses on three key elements of digitalisation to investigate their impact on taxation:

  • new technologies - such as blockchain, artificial intelligence or chatbots
  • the presence of massive digital data 
  • the digitalised economy

This impact is studied from an interdisciplinary perspective, which includes law, economics (including accountancy and political economy), psychology and data science.

Within this research focus, DigiTax has six well defined research objectives

This centre originates from Antwerp Tax Academy.


Our research centre was established in 2019 with funding of the University of Antwerp.

As an independent and inclusive research centre, DigiTax is open to governments, NGOs and companies that want to contribute to its research endeavour.

At this moment, DigiTax is supported by the FPS Finance and the Flemish Tax Service.

DigiTax acquired additional financial support of public funding bodies (such as FWO – Vlaanderen) and private sponsors like AXA, Deloitte, EY and Tiberghien Lawyers. Privately funded research does not consider governmental data. 

For more information you can contact the research manager.