Providing citizens with the information to understand how the tax system works, the rights and obligations of taxpayers, and how citizens can influence the evolution of the tax system, is vital to building public trust in tax systems—a key component in tax morale or, the intrinsic willingness to pay tax. A recent report from the OECD, Building a Tax Culture, Compliance and Citizenship: A Global Source Book on Taxpayer Education (Second Edition) shows that taxpayer education can be a key tool to boost the willingness of individuals and businesses to voluntarily pay tax, and play a vital role at the heart of mobilizing the tax revenues urgently needed to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
IFAC and ACCA, in collaboration with the OECD, are delighted to invite you to a lively discussion revolving around the three main approaches to taxpayer education identified in the report—teaching tax, communicating tax, and supporting taxpayers directly in compliance—and how to foster effective collaboration among the key actors.
Kevin Dancey, CEO, IFAC
Scott Hanson, Director, Public Policy & Regulation, IFAC
Helen Brand, OBE, Chief Executive, ACCA
Richard M Kayombo, Director, Tax Payer Services and Education, Tanzania Revenue Authority
Giulia Mascagni, Research Director, International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) and Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Victor Negrescu, Member, European Parliament
Jason Piper, Head, Taxation, ACCA
Alta Prinsloo, CEO, Pan African Federation of Accountants
Agnija Rasa, Deputy Head, Unit Management of Programmes and EU Training, Directorate-General For Taxation and Customs Union
Joseph Stead, Senior Policy Analyst, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration