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Session 9.4: Taxing the digital economy – the end of the (tax) world as we know it?

With Simon Thorp, ATI, KPMG

For years governments have struggled to find the best way to tax the profits of globally-agile multinational businesses to ensure those businesses pay the appropriate amount of tax in every country where profits are generated. We are arguably still a long way from reaching a consensus view in this area. Meanwhile, countries including Australia have taken unilateral action to ensure they don’t lose out in the short-to-medium term.

This session will consider the difficulties arising in the current landscape of uncertainty; the likelihood of a broad consensus view being reached; and whether the spectre of wholesale change may ultimately lead to the end of the (tax) world as we know it…

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