Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Call For Papers: UC-Irvine Symposium On Taxation In Times Of Crisis

The UC-Irvine Graduate Tax Program has issued a call for papers for its third annual UCI/Lavar Taylor Tax Symposium on Taxation in Times of Crisis on February 22, 2021:

UC Irvine (20192)The purposes of this full-day symposium is to launch an in-depth discussion on the effects of local, national, and global crises on tax administration, tax policymaking, and tax compliance. We are interested in submissions for proposed presentations related to taxation in times of (or in response to) social unrest, racial tensions, pandemics, natural and man-made disasters, wars, climate and geological emergencies, financial crises, and other types of large-scale social challenges.

This one-day symposium will be attended by tax industry professionals, government officials, and academic researchers. We expect about 150 attendees this year. Presenters of accepted submissions will be invited to present at the symposium. If the symposium is held on campus, the Graduate Tax Program will cover the presenters’ reasonable travel and lodging expenses.

We accept submissions from:

  • Tax practitioners (in law firms, accounting firms, in-house practices, and tax preparation industry);
  • Entrepreneurs in fields related to the symposium topic;
  • Government officials, tax policymakers, and tax policy advocates;
  • Academic or industry researchers.

Guidelines for submissions:

  • Submission topics should be of interest to as many of the groups of potential submitters noted above.
  • Please submit a 300-500 word abstract of the proposed presentation (if a longer version is available you may submit it together with the abstract) to, no later than October 15, 2020. Please include “Tax Symposium Submission” in the subject line. Please be sure to include the names and contact details of the presenter/s.
  • We will make decisions about submissions and notify submitters by November 1, 2020.

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