2022

  • The impact of new technological developments on the relationship "taxpayers-tax administrations"
    • panel organised by Luisa Scarcella during the Global Meeting on Law and Society, Lisbon, July 13-16, 2022
  • Can Co-operative Tax Compliance Programs Increase Tax Certainty? Evidence from the Belgian Co-Operative Tax Compliance Pilot Project”.
    • title of the paper, presented by Wouter Dister  during the Global Meeting on Law and Society, Lisbon, July 13-16, 2022   
  • Breaking the Fiscal Omerta: the roadmap to transparency in EU tax algorithmic governance
    • title of the paper presented by David Hadwick during the Global Meeting on Law and Society, Lisbon, July 13-16, 2022 
  • Errare Humanum Est: “right to make a mistake” and leniency measures in digital tax environments”
    • title of the paper, presented by Luisa Scarcella during the Global Meeting on Law and Society, Lisbon, July 13-16, 2022 
  • SDGs-oriented R&D tax incentives
    • title of the paper presented by Luisa Scarcella at the annual meeting of ACUNS (Academic Council on the United Nations System) entitled "Evidence-based Solutions for Intensifying Global Challenge", Geneva, June 23-35, 2022  
  • AI Use for tax compliance: an explorative survey experiment
    • title of the presentation of Anne Van de Vijver and Anouk Decuypere at the ComplianceNet 2022 Conference, University of Amsterdam, July 6-8, 2022
  • Innovative because I say so! How R&D&I tax incentives' administrability shapes the concept of innovation
    • titel of the paper presented by Luisa Scarcella during the 10th Graduate Conference Science Po Law School, entitled "Law and Technology", Paris, June 16-17, 2022 
  • Taxation, digitalisation and innovation
    • Participation of David Hadwick on the round table on this topic, during the seminar series "les dialogues de la fiscalité" organised by UCL on May 19, 2022
  • Tax transparency of listed firms in Europe: do corporate stakeholders have an influence? 
    • From May 11 to 13, DigiTax-researcher Michiel Van Roy had the opportunity to present his paper at the 44th  annual congress of the European Accounting Association in Bergen, Norway. In this three-day event, 1500 researchers from all over the world gather to present and discuss the latest research in accounting and taxation. In addition, our colleague was able to attend dedicated symposia by leading experts in the field addressing the OECD’s Pillar one and Pillar Two proposals. More information about the congress and upcoming EAA congresses can be found at:https://eaa-online.org/congress-2022/​​

  • Implications of Online Platforms and Technology on Taxation and Taxpayers' Rights
    • Participation of DigiTax team members David Hadwick and Luisa Scarcella to different panels on the CPT – GREIT Annual Conference (University of Amsterdam) in the Netherlands on 7 & 8 April 2022
  • Partnering to Deliver a Lifeline: Lessons From The US and Italian Tax Systems
    • Presentation of Luisa Scarcella on the25th Annual Critical Tax Conference (March 31 – April 2, 2022) of the Villanova Graduate Tax Program, orgnized by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (presentation together with Nina Olsen and Leslie Book)
  • Crypto assests and Taxes
    • Presentation of Luisa Scarcella on the conference entitled "The distribution of taxing powers among States on new forms of income (from the real to the virtual one)" organised by the Sapienza University of Rome on March 4, 2022.

2021

  • Cryptoassets: The taxation challenge" 
    • panel chaired by dr. Luisa Scarcella on November 10, 2021 at 2 pm CET on Hansuke's conference of the Furure of Tax. More information can be found here

  • GDPR impact of the digitalisation process within the tax administration 
    • presentation by Prof. dr. Sylvie De Raedt on the International Conference Time to Re-shape the Digital Society  organised by the Namur Digital Institute on November 18 and 19, 2021 on the . More information can be found here 

  •  "Data protection challenges for a digitalised tax administration"
    • masterclass teached by prof. dr. Sylvie De Raedt on November 9, 2021 for the Executive programme on Tax and Digital Transformation, organised by the Worldbank, the Asian Development Bank and Via University College (Denmark), together with Mie Sachman Svane, head of Advanced Analytics of the Danish Tax Administration ​
  • "La taxe sur les services numériques: qualification et conformité avec le droit européen et international
    • presentation of Prof. dr. Bruno Peeters on October 14, 2021 during a round table on Europeaan Taxation (Brussels). The event was organized by ICHEC-ESSF and UCLouvain on the occasion of the “Soirée d’hommage et de réflexions en mémoire du Professeur Jacques Autenne”  

  • Transparency as key requiremment for human rights protection
    • presentation of prof. dr. Sylvie De Raedt at the 6th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights organised by the Center for Taxpayer Rights (Washington), entitled: "Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights: Issues for Developing Countries". The presentation was given during the the panel on Digitalisation of the Tax Administration and the Impact for Taxpayer and Human Rights  

  • Automated Government for Vulnerable Citizens: Intermediating Rights
    • presentation of dr. Luisa Scarcella at the 6th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights organised by the Center for Taxpayer Rights (Washington), entitled: "Taxpayer Rights, Human Rights: Issues for Developing Countries". The presentation was given during the the panel on Digitalisation of the Tax Administration and the Impact for Taxpayer and Human Rights  ​​
  • The Fairness-Accuracy tradeoff revisited
    • keynote speech of prof. Toon Calders during the 2nd Workshop on Bias and Fairness during The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD 2021)

  • Learning a Fair Distance Function for Situation Testing
    • presentation of Daphne Lenders during the 2nd Workshop on Bias and Fairness during The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD 2021)

  • "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer: extending automatic exchange of information to crypto-assets transactions and the role of crypto-intermediaries" 
    •  Presentation of dr. Luisa Scarcella's paper during the the fall workshop of September 13, 2021 of the Copenhagen Business School. more information can be found here
  • ​​Interdisciplinary conference on computational taxation
    • Conference focused on fairness and transparency in tax technology (September 23, 2021)

  • Summer School on Legal Technology and Legal Innovation
    • Summers school on September 6-10, 2021

  • Taxation and Sustainable Development
  • The COVID-19 crisis as a momentum for the creation of a European tax system
    • presentation of Dr. Luisa Scarcella (together with Francesco Grisostolo (Udine University) on July 5, 2021 on the Cambridge Tax Policy Conference 2021 organized by the Centre for Tax Law of the University of Cambridge. 

  • How to Manage the Risks for Human Rights in the Digital Transformation of Tax Authorities 
  • Regulation of artificial intelligence
    • Drs. David Hadwick presented his paper entitled 'Deus Tax Machina: How to regulate the use of AI by tax administrations in the EU?' in a panel on the regulation of artificial intelligence during the International Phd Coloquium of the Tilburg university on June 16, 2021. More information can be found here.

  • Taxing Data and Artificial Intelligence
    • ​Presentation of dr. Luisa Scarcella during the Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association which took place from the 26th to the 30th of May 2021. More information can be found here.

      On Thursday May 27, 2021, 4 pm CET, dr. Scarcella also chaired the panel 'International Taxation'. More information can be found here. On Sunday May 30,2021, 4pm CET, she commented on Daniel Shaviro's book Literature and Inequality. More information can be found here.

  • Convergence of human and artificial intelligence for better tax audit selection 
    • Presentation by Prof. Anne Van de Vijver who was part of the panel on 'Audit Selection in the Twenty-first Century' during the Fifth International Conference on Taxpayer Rights  on May 26-27, 2021 organised by the Center for Taxpayer Rights.  More information can be found here. 

  • Comparative perspectives on tax challenges faced by the global south
    • Prof. Tarcisio Diniz Magalhaes was part of the roundtable on this topic organised by the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Taxation and Fiscal Policy of the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) on May 26, 2021. More information can be found here.

  • Landmark court cases on international tax practices
    • Dr. Luisa Scarcella acted as secretary for the IFA webinar on this topic on Thursday May 20,2021, 3.30 pm CET. More information on this webpage.
       
  • The Legal Selling of Passports and Visas: The Influence of Institutional Characteristics
    • Paper presented bij Pedro Moraya Barros in the Doctoral Seminar Series hosted by Leeds University Business School, the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Antwerp, and Xiamen School of Management, Xiamen University, on Wednesday May 19, 2021.

  • Big data, artificial intelligence and tax payers' rights
    • Presentation of Prof. Anne Van de Vijver and Prof. Sylvie De Raedt on on April 1, 2021 for a major accountancy firm. 
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  • Taxes and tax incentives: how tax systems can (better) integrate environmental considerations
    • Presentation of Tarcisio Magalhaes on an event organised by the University of Lisbon, the University of Oxford and UCLouvain on March 25, 2021, 2.30 pm CET.
  • Tax Chat on Artificial Intelligence and Taxpayers' Rights 
    • Tax chat organised by the Center for Taxpayers' Rights and hosted by Nina Olsen. Anne Van de Vijver, Toon Calders and Sylvie De Raedt were guests (March 16, 2021, 5 pm CET)
  • Big data, AI and tax fraud prediction
    • Inhouse seminar by Anne Van De Vijver and Sylvie De Raedt on March 9, 2021 for a major consultancy firm
  • Addressing Issues on Digital Taxation: a US and EU perspective 
    • Panel presentation by Kimberly Van Sande during the Second Annual Business and Finance Law Conference of the George Washington University on February 23, 2021 noon, full program and registration. 

  • ​​Fairness in Taxation of the Digital Economy
    • Presentation by Anne Van De Vijver  during the online workshop of the European Parliament on the taxation of the Digital Economy on February 12, 2021, 10-12 am, full program - webstreaming.

  • Digitalisation and Taxation in Less Developed Countries 
    • Interdisciplinary workshop on January 28, 2021, president: prof. Ann Jorissen, for invited research partners, online.

  • Promises and perils of digitalizing tax administrations and services 
    • Presentation of dr. Luisa Scarcella on the Global Summit of the University of Texas on January 15, 2021 in the panel on 'Digital and Automated: Emerging Challenges of the Welfare State'.

​​2020

  • Digital Taxation, Sustainable Investment and Green Econom
    • Interdisciplinary workshop on December 3, 2020, president: Prof. Tarcisio Magalhaes, for invited research partners, online

  • Big data and artificial intelligence: the challenges for (tax) authorities 
    • webinar, joint organisation Dig4Fed and DigiTax (59 participants)(November 27, 2020)

  • Big data, artificial intelligence and tax payers' rights 
    • presentation by prof. Anne Van De Vijver and prof. Sylvie De Raedt for a major accountancy firm (November 24, 2020)(63 participants) 

  • Bias and Fairness in AI
    • Workshop on 14-18 september 2020 of The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PPKD 2020) (60 participants)
    • Chair: Prof. Toon Calders (and others)
    • Recordings of the workshop 
  • Can IT Consultant qualify as PE?
    • Presentation of Prof. Anne Van de Vijver on the Online Conference Tax Treaty Case Law Around The Globe 2020, organised by the European Tax College of the Fiscal Institute Tilburg, in joint venture with the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law,  on May 15, 2020 

  • International Transfer Pricing and Management Controls: A Post-BEPS Case Study
    • Prof. Ann Jorissen planned to present her paper (co authors: Hellman Niclas, Konradsdottir Olivia, Appelkvist Michaela) on this topic for the European Accounting Congress, 27-29 Mei 2020 in Bucharest (annuled due to Covid-19)

  • Meeting International Scientific Advisory Board 
    • The supervisors of DigiTax met the International Scientific Advisory Board on June 25 in order to design the research priorties and the future research agenda of DigiTax. 

  • Meeting Societal Impact Reflection Group 
    • The supervisors of DigiTax met the Societal Impact Reflection Group and got important feedback on ongoing research project and future research plans.   

  • Fishing in the data lake for tax purposes
  • The digital exchange of information by the (tax) authorities, privacy and data protection
    • Presentation given on March 12, 2020 by Prof. Sylvie De Raedt, Liesa Keunen and Prof. Eva Lievens (UGhent) on the occasion of the Willy Delva lecture series on Digitalisation   

  • Coding for lawyers
    • Introductory course in Python code language. Participants learned to develop own legal tech solutions (decisions trees, smart contracts). More information on the website of Antwerp Tax Academy
    • Organised on February 10, 11, 13 and 14, 2020 (9 - 12 am and 1-4 pm).
  1. title of the paper, presented by Luisa Scarcella during the Global Meeting on Law and Society, Lisbon, July 13-16, 2022