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03 - 04 May 20183rd International Conference on Taxpayer Rights

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Amsterdam - The Netherlands
3rd International Conference on Taxpayer Rights
International Conference on Taxpayer Rights
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The National Taxpayer Advocate Service of the US Internal Revenue Service is convening the third International Conference on Taxpayer Rights, hosted by IBFD and sponsored by Tax Analysts. This conference connects government officials, scholars and practitioners from around the world to explore how taxpayer rights globally serve as the foundation for effective tax administration.

IBFD is delighted to host the Conference and celebrate our 80th anniversary.
For enquiries, please contact or visit the website.

Registration fee is EUR 275.

Wednesday, 2 May
  • 18:30 - 20:30 Welcome Reception
Thursday, 3 May
  • 08:00 - 08:30 Registration
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks: The Current Environment for Taxpayer Rights
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Perspectives on Taxpayer Rights: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Good Governance and Legal Remedies
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Preventing Disputes 1: Developing Early Warning and Intervention Systems
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Current Developments in Taxpayer Rights
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Preventing Disputes 2: Taxpayer Rights in the Administrative Phase
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Taxpayer Protections in Cross-Border Taxation
  • 18:00    Welcome Drinks & Gala Dinner
Friday, 4 May
  • 08:30 - 09:00 IBFD Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayer Rights (OPTR)
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Burden of Proof in Tax Disputes
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Penalties Theory and Administration: A Multidisciplinary Analysis
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00 The Right to Appeal to an Independent Forum: Taxpayer Access to Appeals and Mediation
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
  • 15:30 - 17:00 Good Governance and Remedies: Taxpayer Rights in Application


  • Philip Baker, QC, Field Court Tax Chambers - London, United Kingdom
  • Alessandro Baracco, Studio Bonivento - Padova, Italy 
  • Lotta Björklund Larsen, Research Fellow, Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change, Linköping University - Linköping, Sweden
  • Karen Boll, Professor, Copenhagen Business School - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kevin M. Brown, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC - Washington DC, United States
  • Robert Goulder, Special Assistant, Tax Analysts - Washington DC, United States
  • Cara Griffith, Publisher, Tax Analysts - Arlington, Virginia, United States
  • Edson Uribe Guerrero, Subprocurator General, Prodecon - Mexico City, Mexico
  • Liselott Kana, Ministry of Finance - Santiago, Chile
  • Porus Kaka, Senior Advocate - Mumbai, India
  • Erich Kirchler, Professor of Economic Psychology, University of Vienna, Department of Applied Psychology - Vienna, Austria
  • Juliane Kokott, Advocate General, Court of Justice of the European Union - Luxembourg 
  • Diana Bernal Ladrón de Guevara, Procuradora, Prodecon - Mexico City, Mexico
  • Eric Lopresti, Attorney Advisor, Taxpayer Advocate Service - Washington DC, United States
  • Honourable Philippe Martin, President, Conseil d’Etat - Paris, France
  • Honourable Paige Marvel, Chief Judge, United States Tax Court - Washington DC, United States
  • Professor Dr h.c. Rudolf Mellinghoff, President, Supreme Finance Court - Ottobrun, Germany
  • João Nogueira, Adjunct Academic Chairman, IBFD - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Ali Noroozi, Inspector-General of Taxation - Sydney, Australia
  • Professor Lynne Oats, Taxation and Accounting, University of Exeter Business School; Deputy Director of Tax Administration Research Centre; Managing Editor, Journal of Tax Administration - Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Belema Obuoforibo, Director, IBFD Knowledge Centre - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Jerome Olsen, University of Vienna - Vienna, Austria
  • Dr Jeffrey Owens, Professor, Global Tax Policy Center, Vienna University of Economics and Business - Vienna, Austria
  • Katerina Perrou, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, IBFD - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Professor Pasquale Pistone, Academic Chairman, IBFD - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • George Pitsilis, Governor, Independent Greek Revenue Authority - Athens, Greece
  • Diego Quiñones, Quiñones Cruz Abogados - Bogota, Colombia
  • Christopher S. Rizek, Caplin & Drysdale - Washington DC, United States
  • Andrew Roberson, McDermitt Will & Emery LLP - Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Honourable Eugene Rossiter, Chief Justice, Tax Court of Canada - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • María Teresa Soler Roch, Tax Law Professor, Former Taxpayers' Advocate - Alicante, Spain
  • Professor Jacco Wielhouwer, VU University Amsterdam - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Ian Young, Technical Manager - Institute of Chartered Accountants; Bromley, United Kingdom
Sponsored by
Taxanalysts logo
Reception sponsored by
Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys
Participating sponsors
ABA Taxation logo    ACTC logo    ATPI logo

IFA logo   IATJ logo
The conference will be held at:

NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace
Prins Hendrikkade 59-72,
1012 AD Amsterdam,
The Netherlands





There are two hotels conveniently located close to the conference:

Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam
Prins Hendrikkade 108 1011 AK, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
T: 31-20-552 0000

Double Tree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal
Oosterdoksstraat 4
1011 DK, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
T: 31-20-530 0800

Other hotels:
Kimpton de Witt Hotel Amsterdam
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam