Our next meeting for 2013 will be the Trilateral Meeting with the Dutch and Irish Branches and will focus on corporate cross-border structuring . This will be held on the evening of Thursday 16 May and all day on Friday 17 May 2013 at the offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner, Adelaide House, London Bridge, London, EC4R 9HA the meeting on the evening of 16 May will commence at 6:00pm and finish at 7:30pm. Friday will commence at 09:00am and will close at 4:00pm. We have an excellent panel of speakers and invitations and programmes have been despatched to all members, together with booking forms. There is a fee of £100.00 to attend this meeting with an optional £55.00 to attend the dinner, at The Don, on the evening of Thursday 16 May 2013. If you are attending the meeting on the evening of 16 May only, there is no attendance fee.
Please see below welcome note from the UK Branch Chairman
WELCOME TO THE 2013 BRITISH BRANCH PROGRAMME
The British Branch of IFA has long been known for the outstanding technical content of its meetings and for the deep knowledge and experience of its members drawn from all parts of the tax community. In the 2013 programme we continue to focus on the more practical aspects of the many and varied topics selected for discussion this year. We are pleased to have arranged a number of joint meetings with the Dutch, Irish and Canadian Branches as well as with the Oxford Centre for Business Taxation, the Chartered Institute of Taxation European Branch and HM Revenue and Customs and HM Treasury.
We would like to continue to attract younger members; the relaxed and congenial post-meeting drinks provide a wonderful opportunity to exchange views, meet tax professionals from other parts of the tax community and, from other counties and to make new professional friends.
We always welcome suggestions, feedback and ideas for improving our programme and services to members so please do contact me if you are happy to share any thoughts with us.
Tax is more than ever a matter of public interest and the focus of attention in the boardroom so there is much for the tax profession to discsus and we look forward to welcoming you to engage in the debate.
Paul Morton Chairman, British Branch
We will contact you in advance of each meeting to confirm the venue and other arrangements.
Please note that registration is required for all meetings. A charge will be made for the joint meetings, including the joint meeting with the US Branch.NEWSFLASH Dr Jennifer Farrell wins the prestigious Mitchell B Carroll prize
The UK branch of IFA is delighted to report that the prestigious Mitchell B Carroll prize for 2011 has been awarded to a UK candidate, Dr Jennifer Farrell, for her doctoral thesis entitled “The Interface of International Trade Law and Taxation: Defining the Role of the World Trade Organisation in the Field of International Taxation”.
The prize was awarded to Jennifer at the opening ceremony for the 2011 IFA Congress which took place at the Palais de Congrès in Paris on 11 September. During the congress, Jennifer also gave a presentation on her thesis to the Young IFA Network representatives attending the congress. Click here to see the slides for her presentation.
In awarding the prize, Prof. Hugh Ault said: “The relation between tax and trade law is an extremely important but much neglected topic. Dr. Farrell’s work describes the historical development of international tax and trade law and the problems raised by their interaction. It deals extensively with the crucial but ill-defined question of the distinction between direct and indirect taxation and the questions raised in identifying tax subsidies for exports. In addition to dissecting the issues, Dr. Farrell presents a range of possible solutions for the coordination and clarification of the relation between the tax and trade regimes.... The work will undoubtedly have an significant impact on the development of the law in this increasingly important area.”
The Mitchell B Carroll prize was established by IFA in 1947 as a tribute to its first honorary president. It is awarded to a candidate of not more than 35 years of age for an outstanding work dealing with international fiscal questions, comparative fiscal law or local fiscal law.
Jennifer Farrell is the first UK candidate to win the Mitchell B Carroll prize for more than 30 years. She recently completed her doctorate at Queen Mary University of London under the supervision of Professor Philip Baker. Prior to that, she obtained an LLM from Kings College, London and an LLB from Newcastle University. The UK branch of IFA offers its warmest congratulations to Jennifer on her success in winning this prize.
What is the IFA
The International Fiscal Association (IFA) is the
leading non-governmental international organisation dealing with tax
matters. It comprises taxpayers, their advisers, government officials,
and university professors, and is a unique forum for discussing
international tax questions.
The IFA is headquartered in the Netherlands and now has nearly 11,000 members worldwide deriving from 94 countries. The objects of the Association are the study and advancement of international and comparative law in regard to public finance, specifically international and comparative fiscal law, and the financial and economic aspects of taxation.
objects are achieved by research, the holding of congresses throughout
the world where branches are located, and publications. Its
main annual publication is the “Cahiers de Droit Fiscal International”,
which examines two major subjects annually and is distributed free to
members. The official journal is the Bulletin for International Fiscal
Documentation published by the International Bureau for Fiscal
Documentation 12 times a year and available on subscription.
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