The third annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network took place earlier this month at the FIRS Training School in Abuja. A number of researchers and policy makers gathered to discuss tax and technology in Nigeria. Dr. Babatunde Fowler, the Executive Chairman of FIRS, gave the opening remarks at the conference and was quoted in The Guardian Nigeria, All Africa, and Vanguard Nigeria.
The 3rd annual meeting of the Nigerian Tax Research Network was featured on Channels Television for 2:30 minutes on the 6th of December. Watch the segment below:
This month, we announced a new a 3-year research and capacity building program on tax in relation to digital financial services, and their use, as well as digital ID infrastructure, in enabling low-income countries to more efficiently and equitably raise tax revenue. Padili Mikomangwa wrote about the new research project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in their article “Africa’s digital finance research gets Bill and Melinda Gates funding“.
ICTD CEO Mick Moore was the keynote speaker at the final session of the Toktok Bilong Strongim Nesen discussion series on “Billions from Betelnut? Taxation, Growth, and Governance“. The discussion was featured in various media outlets online and in print:
The National: Tech, tax’s game changer
Ben Dickinson, Head of Global Relations and Development, recently published a blog responding to Allison Christians’ criticisms of the BEPS Inclusive Framework. Tax Notes’ Stephanie Soong Johnston shared the blogs in the latest article, “OECD Tax Official Defends BEPS Inclusive Framework Process“. The blogs were also featured in Law360 and TPNews.
The Ethiopian Tax Research Network held its third annual meeting in Addis Ababa on the 18th November, hosted by the Policy Studies Institute. Discussions from the meeting were covered in the local media, including the Ethiopia News Agency and Walta Media.
Read the article from Ethiopia News Agency: Major Challenges Remain in Raising Revenues, Says Panelist
Read the article from Walta Media: Major Challenges Remain in Raising Revenues, Says Panelist
Martin Hearson’s recent interview on the Tax Notes Talk podcast was shared in a Forbes article. He was interviewed by David Stewart on how the OECD’s work on taxation of the digital economy affects developing countries. Read the full interview here. The Latest Nigerian News republished the article here.
Tax Notes‘s podcast, Tax Notes Talk, is a weekly discussion of cutting-edge developments in tax, including up-to-the-minute changes in federal, state, and international tax law and regulations. ICTD International Tax lead Martin Hearson was featured in the podcast’s November 7th episode, speaking with David Stewart on how the OECD’s work on taxation of the digital economy affects developing countries. You can listen to the episode here.
On Sunday October 20th, International Tax Lead Martin Hearson delivered the keynote speech at the IMF and World Bank “Tax Sunday” event. Julie Martin shares some of his insights in the latest MNE Tax article “OECD director, tax experts, explore proposed “unified approach to pillar one” for taxing multinational groups“.
In August 2019, ICTD celebrated publishing 100 working papers. The paper, Safe Harbour Regimes in Transfer Pricing: An African Perspective by Alexander Ezenagu, was featured in Tax Notes International and Law360.
The Quartz article on “How an idyllic African island became a tax haven for some of the world’s biggest corporations” quoted ICTD Researchers Catherine Ngina Mutava, who spoke on the Kenya-Mauritius tax treaty, and Alex Ezenagu, who spoke on an alternative unitary tax system. Read the article here.