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Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations - CIAT

CIAT TECHNICAL CONFERENCE

“TOPICS EMERGING FROM THE AGENDA OF THE TAX ADMINISTRATIONS”

DAILY SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

Johannesburg, South Africa September 29 to October 2, 2008

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DAILY SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

Monday, September 29

Morning 09:00 - 09:30

Inaugural ceremony. (30’)

09:30 -10:00

Official photograph and Coffee Break. TOPIC 1 Topic 1:

The non-fiscal functions of taxation and their impact on the Tax Administration.

Moderator:

Lyse Ricard, Assistant Canada Revenue Agency.

10:00 - 10:35

Speaker:

Edward Kieswetter, Chief Operations Officer, SARS, South Africa (35´)

10:35 - 10:45

Commentator:

10:45 - 11:15

Debate (30´)

Commissioner,

Andrea Lemgruber, Technical Assistance Advisor, IMF (10´)

Case study 1.1: Environmental protection tax measures. Moderator:

Armando Sarmiento, Executive Director of Revenues, Honduras

11:15 - 11-35

Speaker:

Anthony Zom, Senior Policy Advisor, Ministry of Finance, The Netherlands (20´)

11:35 - 11:55

Speaker:

Ralph Hoffman, Head of Tax Policy Section, Tax Department, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany (20´)

11:55-12:25

Debate (30´)

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12:25-14:30

Lunch

Afternoon Case study 1.2: Tax incentives and investment. Moderator:

Cecil Morden, Tax Policy Director, National Treasury, South Africa

14:30 - 14:50

Speaker

Luiz Villela, Fiscal Economist, IDB (20´):

14:50 - 15:10

Speaker

Juan Pablo Jiménez, Economic Affairs Officer, ECLAC (20´)

15:10-15:30

Speaker

Rosa María Ortíz, National Superintendent of Tax Administration, Peru

15:30 - 16:10

Debate (40´)

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Tuesday, September 30

TOPIC 2 Topic 2:

Critical tax control issues. Moderator:

Juan Hernández, Director General of Inland Revenues, Dominican Republic

09:00-09:35

Speaker:

Jean-Louis Gautier, Deputy Director of Examination, General Directorate of Public Finance, France (35’)

09:35-09:45

Commentator:

09:45-10:15

Debate (30´)

10:15-10:35

Recess Case study 2.1: planning.

Graham Whyte, Senior Advisor, Tax Cooperation and Accession, OECD (10’)

Emerging risks in aggressive tax

Moderator:

Rudy Villeda, Tax Administration Superintendent, Guatemala

10:35-10:55

Speaker:

Claudemir Rodrigues Malaquias, Tax Audit Coordinator, Brazil (20’)

10:55-11:15

Speaker:

Barry Shott, Deputy Commissioner (International) Internal Revenue Service, United States (20´)

11:15-11:45

Debate (30´) Case study 2.2: Regulation of holding companies and trusts. Moderator:

Nathanile Mabetwa, Group Executive Taxpayer Service, Revenue Service, South Africa

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11:45 - 12:15

Speaker:

Pablo A. Porporatto, Advisor, General Deputy Directorate of Large Taxpayers Tax Operations, AFIP, Argentina (20’)

12:15 - 12:35

Speaker

Sharon Gulliver, Manager, General AntiAvoidance and Technical Support Section, Canada Revenue Agency (20’)

12:35 - 13:05

Debate (30´)

13:05 - 14:35

Lunch

Afternoon Moderator:

Case study transparency.

Michael Crichlow, Tax Commissioner, Office of the Tax Commissioner, Bermuda 2.3:

Mechanisms

for

e-commerce

14:35 - 14:55

Speaker:

Ricardo Escobar, Director of the Internal Revenue Service, Chile (20’)

14:55 - 15:15

Speaker:

David Boublil, Administrator, General Directorate of Taxation and Customs, European Commission (20’)

15:15 -15:35

Speaker:

Arbind Modi, Deputy Secretary of Tax Policy and Legislation, India (20’)

15:35 - 16:15

Debate (40´)

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Wednesday, October 1

Integration activity among the delegations of the member-countries, international agencies and special guests.

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Thursday, October 2 TOPIC 3 Morning Topic 3: Building, management. Moderator: 09:00 - 09:35

Speaker:

09:35 - 09:45

Commentator:

09:45 - 10:15

Debate (30´)

10:15 - 10:30

Recess Case study management. Moderator:

developing

and

applying

risk

Edward Kieswetter, Chief Operations Officer, Revenue Service, South Africa Vicente Peirats, Head of the Central International Relations Unit, State Agency of Tax Administration, Spain (35´) Claudino Pita, Executive Secretary, CIAT (10´)

3.1:

Relevant

information

for

risk

Marlene Ardaya, Acting Executive President, National Tax Service, Bolivia

10:30 - 10:50

Speaker:

Joao Paulo Morais Canedo, Director of Tax Examination Services, General Tax Directorate, Portugal (20’)

10:50 - 11:10

Speaker:

Julio López, Deputy General Director, General Tax Directorate, Uruguay (20’)

11:10 - 11:40

Debate (30´) Case study 3.2: The use of technology: information systems and databases. Moderator:

Pedro Luis Prados, General Director of Revenues, Panama.

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11:40 - 12:00

Speaker:

Oscar Franco, General Director of Taxes and Customs, Colombia (20’)

12:00 – 12:20

Speaker:

Enrico Martino, Director of International Relations, Finance Department, Ministry of Economic and Finance, Italy (20’)

12:20 - 12:50

Debate (30´)

12:50 - 14:15

Lunch

Afternoon Case study 3.3: Organization and development of tax intelligence actions and alliances with other Government agencies. Moderator:

William Layne, Permanent Secretary of Finance, Barbados

14: 15 -14:35

Speaker:

Alberto Real, General Administrator of Tax Examination, Tax Administration Service, Mexico (20’)

14:35 - 14:55

Speaker:

Raelene Vivian, Deputy Commissioner of Taxation, Australian Taxation Office Australia (20’)

14:55 - 15:25

Debate (30´)

15:25 - 15:40

Evaluation of the event

15:40 - 16:10

Final considerations: Nelson Hernández, General Director, General Directorate Uruguay

16:10 - 16:30

of

Taxation,

Closing ceremony.

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