Boston College Law School Hosted the International Fiscal Association Extended Breakfast
April 14, 2016
Overview Review and hot topics in European and Latin American VAT, and Canadian GST/PST Panel:
The panel will provide a brief introduction to Value Added Tax and Goods and Services Tax, followed by a discussion of practical VAT/GST issues that the panelists recognize as typical for U.S.-based multinationals. Examples of talking points are recent developments in the VAT/GST world (such as BEPS and the upcoming VAT in Puerto Rico), VAT on online sales as well as “hands-on” tips to manage an organization’s global indirect tax footprint.
Rosemary Anderson – Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Lucas Giardelli – Mayer Brown, New York, New York
Mark Houtzager – US VAT Inc., Brooklyn, New York
Overview Advanced Withholding Tax Topics Panel:
A look at some special issues encountered by a withholding agent and how to manage them. Most people know that they need a Form W-8 when making a cross-border payment. This panel will go beyond the garden-variety payment case and examine issues that may arise in special cases.
Lani Chou – PwC, Boston, Massachusetts
Carol Tello – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Washington, D.C.
Symposium on The Centennial of the Estate and Gift Tax: Perspectives and Recommendations. (co-sponsored with the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation)
Published: 57 B.C. Law Rev. No. 3 (2016) here
October 2, 2015:
Keynote Speaker: Michael Graetz (Columbia Law School) Key Note Speaker
Whether it is desirable to tax the gratuitous transfer of wealth during life or at death?
James Repetti (Boston College Law School) Commentator and Moderator
Jennifer Bird-Pollan (University of Kentucky College of Law)
Paul Caron (Pepperdine University School of Law)
Dr. David Joulfaian (U.S. Department of the Treasury)
Whether methods other than an estate and gift tax could better address problems associated with wealth concentration?
Ray Madoff (Boston College Law School) Commentator and Moderator
David Duff (University of British Columbia's Allard School of Law)
Miranda Perry Fleischer (University of San Diego School of Law)
David Shakow (University of Pennsylvania School of Law)
What improvements could be made to the existing estate and gift tax system?
Bridget Crawford (Pace University School of Law) Commentator and Moderator
Joseph Dodge (Florida State University College of Law)
Wendy Gerzog (University of Baltimore School of Law)
Kerry Ryan (St. Louis University School of Law)