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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Conference on Taxation, Transparency, Democracy and Development in São Paulo

SaoThe Center for Fiscal Studies at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) (São Paulo, Brazil) host a two-day International Conference of the Center for Fiscal Studies on Taxation, Transparency, Democracy and Development: Building a Positive Agenda Between Treasury and Tax in São Paulo. The conference will address “the main themes of the current tax law from the perspective of building a positive agenda between Treasury and Tax.” The international keynote speakers are:

  • James Alm (Tulane), Paradigms of Tax Administration and Tax Planning
  • Joshua Blank (NYU), Tax Privacy as Tax Enforcement
  • Jeffrey Owens (WU Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law; former Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD), Opening Address


Left to right: Eurico Marcos Diniz de Santi (FGV), Isaias Coelho (FGV), Joshua Blank (NYU), Jeffrey Owens (Vienna).

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This is much like hosting a conference in Riyadh on topics related to women's liberation. Perhaps the American invitees will bring back a report on how a Sao Paulo tax collector with an annual salary of $82,000 amassed a fortune of $8 million, even after extravagant spending?

Posted by: Bob Kamman | Nov 27, 2013 4:52:45 AM