ATRN 2015

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WEDNESDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER
08h00 - 09h00
REGISTRATION
09h00 - 10h00

LILLIEBLOEM HALL

WELCOMING ADDRESS:
· DR NARA MONKAM - CHAIR OF ATRN BOARD
· MR GERSHEM PASI - CHAIRMAN OF ATAF COUNCIL
· MR LOGAN WORT - ATAF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
· (TBC)
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10h00 - 11h15

LILLIEBLOEM HALL

POLICY PANEL 1: DEBATE ON TAX IN AFRICA, AFRICAN PRIORITIES
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  • Mr. Logan Wort, ATAF Executive Secretary (Chair)
  • Mr. Savior Mwambwa, Policy and Advocacy Manager, Tax Justice Network – Africa (TJN-A) [Illicit Financial Flows and the proposals of the AU‐UN High‐level Panel on IFFs from Africa (HLP-IFF)]
  • Ms. Allen Kagina, Executive Director of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
  • Mrs. Chantal Ruvakubusa, Commissaire des Empôts, Office Burundais des Recettes (OBR) [ key drivers of African revenue losses: the case of Burundi]
11h15 - 11h45
OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH AND REFRESHMENT BREAK
11h45 - 13h30

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RESEARCH SESSION 1: INTERNATIONAL TAXATION 1
Chair:Mr. Jan Isaksen Mr. Jan Isaksen
  1. Revisiting The Tax Paradigm For Cross-Border Technical Services (Keith Engel)
  2. A Framework for E-Commerce Taxation to Broaden the Tax Base in N (MUSTAPHA NDAJIWO)
  3. Withholding Tax on Services: A Round Peg in A Square Hole? (Martie Foster & Jennifer Roeleveld )

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RESEARCH SESSION 2: TAX ADMINISTRATIONS’ MEASURES TO IMPROVE TAX COMPLIANCE
Chair: Prof. Odd-Helge Fjeldstad
  1. Assessing Taxpayer Compliance Risk Identification Criteria at th (Joseph Sirengo)
  2. Improving Tax Compliance through Data Mining and Business Int (KASIRYE ROGERS PAVLOV)
  3. Factors Affecting Tax Compliance in Rwanda, An Empirical Anal (Gadi Munyentwali)
  4. Tax Compliance, Enforcement and Taxpayer Service In Kenya: Th (Anne Nyaga)
13h30 - 14h15
LUNCH
14h15 - 15h45

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RESEARCH SESSION 3: INTERNATIONAL TAXATION 2
Chair: Prof. Eloi Diarra
  1. Cross-Border Transfer Mispricing of Multinational Companies’ Rel (Kayobyo H. Majogoro)
  2. The Nexus between Tax Treaties, Transfer Pricing and BEPS. Le (CEPHAS MAKUNIKE)
  3. Intragroup intangible asset transactions: A convenient avenue fo (DOREEN NAMUGUMYA )
  4. Les Prix de Transfert dans les Pays en Développement: Cas De (Tovony RANDRIAMANALINA)

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RESEARCH SESSION 4: FISCAL DECENTRALISATION AND SUB-NATIONAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE
Chair: Prof. Estian Calitz
  1. A Balance of Interests: Subnational Tax Reform and Intra-Gove (Merlin Chatwin & Fariya Mohiuddin)
  2. Informal Taxation In Post-Conflict Sierra Leone: Implications (Samuel Jibao, Wilson Prichard at. al)
  3. Do Equalization Grants and Sharing Tax Revenue Crowd out Loca (Jean-François Brun & Tiangboho Sanogo)
  4. The Incentive Effects of Ad-Hoc Transfers on Tax Revenue Gene (Jean-François Brun & Maria Elkhdari)
15h45 - 16h15
REFRESHMENT BREAK
16h15 - 17h45

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RESEARCH SESSION 5: TAXATION AND SOCIETY 1
Chair: Dr Abdoulaye Niane
  1. The Role of Risk Based Tax Audit on Effective Management of S (HASHIM A. NGODA)
  2. “Beyond Automation”: An Automatic Tax Information Exchange (MASEMBE MICHAEL)
  3. Les Déterminants de la Disposition des Managers A Formaliser (TRAORE NOHOUA & AHOURE AlBAN)

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RESEARCH SESSION 6: CO-OPERATIVE TAX COMPLIANCE
Chair: Dr. Jude Thaddeus Amos
  1. Tax Practitioners: Advocates of Compliance or Avoidance? (Benard Kirui)
  2. Contemporary Tax Challenges For African Countries: Tax Compli ( NATASHA MEINTJES & CLAUDIA UPHAM)
  3. The Relevance and Sustainability of Co-Operative Compliance (Eelco van der Enden (PWC) & JB Hillman (Vertex, Inc.))
18h45 - 21h00
WELCOME COCKTAIL
THURSDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER
08h00 - 09h00
REGISTRATION
09h00 - 10h30

LILLIEBLOEM HALL

POLICY PANEL 2: INVESTING IN TAXATION
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  • Dr. Edward Larbi Siaw, Tax Policy Advisor and Head of Policy Unit, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana
  • Ms. Allen Kagina, Executive Director of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) (Chair)
  • Mr. Henry Gaperi, Commissaire Général, Office Togolais des Recettes (OTR)
10h30 - 11h00
REFRESHMENT BREAK
11h00 - 12h30

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RESEARCH SESSION 7: TAX TREATIES IN AFRICA
Chair: Prof. Annet Oguttu
  1. “The Incorporation of Double Taxation Treaties into South Afr (Izelle du Plessis )
  2. British Tax Treaties with Developing Countries, 1970-1981 (Martin Hearson)
  3. Use of and Variance from The United Nations Model Tax Convent (Tracy Johnson )

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RESEARCH SESSION 8: VAT REFORMS IN AFRICA
Chair: Prof. Fanie van Zyl
  1. Reconsidering the Effectiveness of Zero-Rating of Value-Added (Estian Calitz)
  2. VAT Reforms, Revenue Productivity and Collection Efficiency i (Frank Kalizinje )
  3. The Efficiency of VAT and the Quality of Governance (Marcel Gérard & Alice Sanna)
  4. Vers un diagnostic approfondi de l’efficacité des systèmes de (Maïmouna DIAKITE & Jean-François BRUN )
12h30 - 13h30
LUNCH
13h45 - 15h15

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RESEARCH SESSION 9: INFORMAL SECTOR AND SME TAXATION
Chair: Prof. Jean-François Brun
  1. The Impact of Taxation and Support Services on Medium-Sized E (NYAGAKA ELIZABETH MOKEIRA)
  2. Improving Tax Compliance in the Informal Sector: A Case For (Anne Wanyagathi Maina)
  3. Hétérogénéité du secteur informel et comportement fiscal des (Mélaine YOFFO & Jean-François Brun)

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RESEARCH SESSION 10: TAXATION AND SOCIETY 2
Chair: Dr Attiya Waris
  1. Taxation and Regional Integration in Africa: How demanding is (Anapaula Trindade Marinho)
  2. The Impact of Customs Procedures on Cost of Doing Business in (JumaTwaha Salumu)
  3. Human scars - Is there a hidden cost to tax? - Case for Zambi (Edmond Kangamungazi et al.)
15h15 - 15h45
REFRESHMENT BREAK
15h45 - 17h00

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RESEARCH SESSION 11: TAX POLICY AND ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS IN AFRICA
Chair: Mr Mike Durst
  1. Factors that Affect the Distribution of Effective Tax Burden (Giulia Mascagni & Andualem Mengistu)
  2. The Tax Burden of Individual Taxpayers: A Lived-Experience Pe (Theuns Steyn )
  3. Tax Treatis, taxing rights and development (Nadia H. JOHANNES C.)

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RESEARCH SESSION 12: INTERNATIONAL TAXATION 3
Chair: Prof. Sol Piciotto
  1. Tanzania’s Transfer Pricing Regime: The Challenges, Recent De (Emmanuel Masalu)
  2. An Evaluation of South Africa’s Reportable Arrangements Provi (Annet Wanyana Oguttu)
  3. Does the Issue of Shares by a Subsidiary Company to a Foreign (Van Zyl & AW Oguttu)
18h30 - 21h00
CONFERENCE DINNER
FRIDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER
08h00 - 09h00
REGISTRATION
09h00 - 10:30

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POLICY PANEL 3: SHOW ME THE MONEY! FINANCING THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
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  • Mr. Patrick Mukiibi, Commissioner Tax Investigations of Uganda Revenue Authority [The role of taxation in financing the Post-2015 development agenda]
  • Dr. Adam Elhiraika, Director of the Macroeconomic Policy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) [The UN implementation plans for FfD Post Addis Conference]
  • Prof. Annet Oguttu, University of South Africa (Chair)
  • Mr. Gershem Pasi, Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, Chairman of the ATAF Council [The role of African Tax administrations in financing the Post-2015 development agenda]
10h30 - 11h00
REFRESHMENT BREAK
11h00 - 12h30

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RESEARCH SESSION 13: TAX POLICY AND LEGISLATION IN AFRICA
Chair: Prof. Nicaise Mede
  1. Boosting Revenue Collection through Taxing High Net Worth Ind (Jalia kangave )
  2. Transparency on The “Circle Of Taxation” (Madeleine Stiglingh)
  3. Effet de la politique fiscale sur les inégalités de revenu da (Mohamed TRAORE & Jean-François BRUN)

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RESEARCH SESSION 14: TAXATION IN THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY
Chair: Mr Tomas Balco
  1. Sub Saharan Africa Natural Resources Sector: Risks And Risk M (Donald Scott Shelton)
  2. Impact of International Oil Prices on Domestic Excise Duty co (JOHN WANJOHI KARANI)
  3. Taxation of the Transfer of an Interest in Petroleum or Minin ( Clement Okello Migai)
  4. Managin the resource curse: An experimental study on expectation (Alexander Cappelen , Odd-Helge Fjeldstad et. al)
12h30 - 13h30
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