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Second Symposium on EC Tax Policy

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Friday, 14 May 2010 — University of Linz, Austria

In 2008, NYU, the University of Connecticut, and Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) initiated this symposium series, and the first symposium took place at NYU. The second symposium will be at JKU in Austria, and this full day symposium will deal with current and developing issues in the area of tax evasion, harmful tax competition, exchange of information and countering tax haven abuse.


09:00 – 09:15
Opening of the Conference

Richard Hagelauer, President, JKU
Markus Achatz, Dean, JKU School of Law

09:15 – 09:30
Keynote Address

Paul Rübig, Member of the European Parliament

09:30 – 11:00
The International Battle Against Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion: Recent Developments

Michael Tumpel, JKU (Chair)
Michael Lang, WU Vienna
Peter Altenburger, Altenburger Ltd Zürich
Marco Felder, Liechtenstein Tax Administration
Heinz Jirousek, Austrian Ministry of Finance

11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00
The EU’s Approach Towards Harmful Tax Competition and Tax Fraud

Tina Ehrke-Rabel, JKU (Chair)
Servaas van Thiel, Council of Ministers
Georg Kofler, JKU
Alexander Rust, University of Luxembourg
Gottfried Schellmann, Chairman of the CFE Fiscal Committee

13:00 – 14:30
Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:45
International Tax Developments in the United States: Fighting Tax Fraud and Tax Haven Abuse

Georg Kofler, JKU (Chair)
Lilian Faulhaber, Harvard Law School
Peter Altenburger, Altenburger Ltd Zürich
Walter Hellerstein, University of Georgia
Ruth Mason, University of Connecticut
Servaas van Thiel, Council of Ministers

15:45 – 16:15
Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:00
Closing Remarks

Markus Achatz, JKU
Gottfried Schellmann, Chairman of the CFE Fiscal Committee
Servaas van Thiel, Council of Ministers

The Conference will take place at the University of Linz, Austria, Altenbergerstrasse 69, 4040 Linz, Austria. Participation is free of charge. Please RSVP by e-mail by 15 April 2010 to simone.loeffler(/\t) Should you require assistance with your travel or accommodation arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us at simone.loeffler(/\t)

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