Digital Economy and Taxation Symposium at Georgetown Law

November 29, 2018

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury Chip Harter to Deliver Keynote

WASHINGTON – On Monday, Dec. 3, Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Digital Economy Taxation Network, and Vienna University’s Institute for Austrian and International Tax law will host a one-day conference: “The Digital Economy: Reimagining Taxation in the Age of Digital Disruption” at Georgetown Law.


A growing number of countries are proposing digital services taxes that would impact big U.S. companies – such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook – and some U.S. leaders are pushing back. This one-day symposium will explore and contextualize a raging debate over whether digital companies are somehow different and outside the norms of international tax law. Should international tax rules be reformed in a digitized economy? Are digital taxes the next trade barrier? How might Blockchain, AI and other evolving tech impact taxation and compliance? Experts from industry and academia along with government officials from several countries will explore these and other questions. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury Chip Harter will deliver keynote remarks.


Keynote: Chip Harter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Participants include: Lilian Faulhaber, Professor, Georgetown Law, Itai Grinberg, Professor, Georgetown Law, Jeffrey Owens, Director, Vienna University Global Tax Policy Center, Vicente Fretes Cibils, Chief-Fiscal and Municipal Management Division, Inter-American Development Bank, Paul Brody, Partner, EY, Shane Green, CEO,, Liz Chien, VP of Global Tax, Ripple Labs, Alexander Rust, Professor in Tax Law, Vienna University, Dmitri Jegorov, Deputy Secretary General for Tax and Customs Policy, Ministry of Finance, Estonia, Julie Roin, Seymour Logan Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, Timothy McDonald, VP Global Taxes, Proctor & Gamble, Mark riplPrater, PwC; former Chief Counsel, Senate Finance Committee, Grant Aldonas, Executive Director, IIEL, Georgetown Law; former Undersecretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce, Douglas O’Donnell, Commissioner, Large Business & International, IRS, Carolyn Bailey, Partner, Digital Tax Administration Services, EY, Ronaldo Medina, Tax & Customs AttacheĀ“, Brazil Revenue Service, David Reagan, Managing Director, Revenue, Revenue Industry, Accenture,Ā David Deputy, Director, Vertex, President, Accounting Blockchain Coalition, Krister Andersson, Member, European Economic and Social Committee, EESC (ECOSOC), Jim Brumby, Director, Global Governance Practices, World Bank, Alpa Shah, Economist, IMF.


Monday, December 3, 2018
8:30 am – 5:40 pm
Reception to follow


Georgetown Law
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


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