KAMPALA, Uganda, March 23, 2016/ — The Africa Tax Symposium (http://www.apo.af/qagRP4) is an annual authoritative event, drawing together tax professionals from all over the continent. The aim of the Symposium is to analyse the most pertinent international tax issues of the day and to place them within the African context. This is reflected in the signature theme, Trends in International Taxation: An African Perspective (http://www.apo.af/OFdeKs).
Building on the success of the inaugural Symposium, this year’s event will focus on today’s burning tax issues, such as the post-BEPS landscape, aggressive tax planning, transfer pricing and challenges impacting particular industries and transactions. These topics will be brought to life by a rich selection of renowned tax experts. The Symposium presents a wide range of speakers (http://www.apo.af/qagRP4) from tax practice, industry, revenue authorities and academia. This compelling mix is enriched even further by IBFD’s top experts on Africa.
The Africa Tax Symposium is an initiative of IBFD’s Centre for Studies in African Taxation (CSAT), a think tank devoted to the study and development of African taxation. Through the Symposium, CSAT aims to contribute to deeper and more analytical knowledge of international tax across the continent. CSAT also sponsors research into areas of tax policy relevant to particular sectors in Africa. One way of effecting this is by means of “CSAT scholarships,” under which qualifying researchers receive sponsorship for pertinent research work. CSAT has just concluded arrangements for several such scholarships and full details will be unveiled during the Symposium.
IBFD (http://www.IBFD.org/About-IBFD) is a leading provider of cross-border tax expertise, with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Washington and Kuala Lumpur. IBFD serves Fortune 500 companies, governments, international consultancy firms and tax advisors. Renowned as the authoritative centre for cross-border tax expertise, IBFD utilizes its Knowledge Centre and global network of tax experts to remain at the forefront of global tax information.
Employing over 70 research specialists from over 30 countries, IBFD is the pre-eminent, independent foundation that tax practitioners from all over the world rely on for its high quality in:
- independent tax research
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It is our mission to offer high-quality information and education on international tax. IBFD’s powerful research platform (http://www.IBFD.org/IBFD-Tax-Portal) allows tax practitioners around the world to access its reliable and valuable content, enabling faster and more effective work. We aim to promote and disseminate the understanding of cross-border taxation at the highest level.
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CSAT is an integral part of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), an independent not-for-profit foundation. Consequently, CSAT is fully autonomous. CSAT’s objectives are to study and provide well-researched opinions on taxation in Africa, to encourage research by Africans for Africa and to find practical solutions that work within an African context.
This is in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2015 (http://www.apo.af/bQLXtL) and in particular, Goal 17 (http://www.apo.af/JJbrgZ): “Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”. One of the targets of this Goal is to “strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection.”
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