The International Conference on Taxation Analysis and Research is designed to showcase analytical work and research methods in tax administration. It aims to raise awareness of HMRC’s tax analysis work and share knowledge between other tax administrations and academics. By fostering relationships and dialogue between HMRC analysts, their counterparts in other tax administrations, the academic community and research providers, we hope to facilitate a productive exchange of ideas, approaches and expertise.

The theme for the 2014 conference is “Improving our Performance”. We welcome papers from across the globe and on any substantive topic in tax research and analysis and particularly encourage those that address how taxation analysis and research can address the following themes:

  • Measuring and analysing the tax gap
  • maximising revenue flows and tackling tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • finding cost savings and efficiencies in the design and administration of tax policies and operations
  • improving service for customers and making it easy for individuals and businesses to comply with the tax system
  • measuring and evaluating the performance of tax administrations.

In addition to traditional papers sessions, we invite submissions for alternative formats, such as problem oriented workshops, panel sessions or smaller discussion groups, in order to encourage active dialogue and engagement between academics and international tax authorities. There will also be opportunity for a small number of postgraduate poster presentations over lunch, postgraduates must be sponsored by an established academic in attendance at the event.

Those wishing to submit a paper should email an abstract of no more than 500 words, along with their contact details and institutional affiliation, by end 16 September 2013 to tac2014@exeter.ac.uk

Full papers will be required by 18 November 2013.

Hosted by HM Revenue & Customs and the UK Economic and Social Research Council supported by the Tax Administration Research Centre.