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 is funded by Antwerp University.  Additional funding is acquired from other public bodies. Some research is funded by private sponsors (not for research that requires governmental data).