The Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN) is pleased to invite submissions for research-based presentations at its 2018 meeting scheduled for October 24th and 25th in Abuja, hosted in partnership with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

The conference seeks to bring together stakeholders and showcase the best current research on the pressing challenges of taxation and revenue in Nigeria today, exchange ideas, and begin conversations. Submissions are sought from academics, tax professionals, social research groups and NGOs, or independent scholars.

The overarching theme of the two-day event is ‘Revenue Beyond Oil Reliance,’ and papers featuring original research[1] on the following sub-themes are invited:

  • The politics of taxation and tax reform
  • The legitimacy of taxation and tax compliance (including VAIDS)
  • Tax modelling and revenue forecasting
  • State-level differences and state/federal revenue policies and relations
  • Key revenue generation opportunities
  • Property taxation
  • International taxation (including tax treaties and transfer pricing issues)
  • Tax disputes and resolutions
  • Taxing wealth
  • Taxing the informal sector
  • Gender and taxation
  • Taxation and the digital economy
  • Data sources and technology for tax researchers

Submissions that do not fit into these themes are also welcome, but should be sent with a suggested theme to help with panel grouping. We also welcome proposals for panels based on a theme, as long as at least two papers are provided. The conference convenors reserve the right to add additional papers to the proposed panel in organising the programme. To submit a paper to present or to register your interest in attending, please fill in the following form:

The deadline for proposals is September 21st. Only selected presenters and panel chairs will be provided with support for travel and accommodation if coming from outside Abuja. However, if you are interested in attending the event as a non-presenter and/or have independent support you are welcome to do so. If you have any questions, please contact the organisers at [email protected]

Best regards,

Mrs Ifueko M Omoigui Okauru, MFR – NTRN Chair

Dr Olly Owen – NTRN Research Coordinator

The Nigerian Tax Research Network (NTRN) is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and coordinated by the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD), in collaboration with the Federal Inland Revenue Service. The NTRN supports the generation and exchange of tax knowledge in Nigeria, with stakeholders including tax practitioners and researchers from Nigerian and international organisations. 

[1] Note: submissions which are purely literature reviews or overviews of current situations without an element of original research are unlikely to be prioritised.