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WebinarWebinar: Taxation of the Digital Economy

This webinar will take a deep dive into the heated discussion about the taxation of the “digitalized economy” in light of recent legislative initiatives and policy proposals at both domestic, regional and international levels. A particular focus will be on the OECD proposals released for public consultation in February 2019 and on recent VAT developments at both an EU and international level.  

EUR 85 / USD 105 (VAT excl.)
Client offer:

Client offer: Included in the subscription package for IBFD Membership clients and 10% discount for Global Tax Explorer (Plus) clients.
Bulk discount: a 20% discount will be applied to registrations received for 5 people or more made in one order. 

Important to note: If you register for a live webinar, your access will remain active for 12 months after the broadcast (in case you are unable to follow it live). Registrations to the live webinar will be closed in the morning, one day prior to broadcast.
Webinar: Taxation of the Digital Economy

Overview and learning objectives

As well as explaining the mechanics of these initiatives, the webinar will address their practical implications for businesses in both “digital” and “traditional” sectors and their likely impact on international trade and investment. Consideration will also be given to the interaction of possible new measures with related developments such as BEPS and the US Tax Reform. Finally, the webinar will assess the current status and likelihood and timing of implementation of the above-mentioned initiatives.

Topics to be discussed in this webinar include the state of play of the OECD, EU and country-specific tax initiatives, with a particular focus on the recent OECD proposals for taxing digitalized businesses and supplementary BEPS measures. 

After following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • understand the core challenges digitalization creates for the international tax system
  • appreciate the context and background of the current discussion
  • compare the recent proposals from the OECD and the European Union
  • identify the potential impact of these developments on cross-border businesses and transactions
  • analyse the practical implications of recent indirect tax developments affecting e-commerce and other digitalized business

Field of study


Who should participate?

The webinar is suitable for all tax and transfer pricing professionals, including in-house tax personnel (e.g. directors, managers and CFOs), lawyers and tax advisers who deal with cross-border transactions, structures or cases and wish to understand the risks, challenges and controversies related to digitalization. 

Course level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level webinar. Participants taking this webinar are expected to be aware of the common international tax issues related to the digitalized economy.

Advance preparation

Participation in this webinar does not require any preparation.

Interactive webinar - "Group Internet Based" (live webinar only)

To safeguard the interactive nature of the webinar, a limited number of participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended. During live webinars, it is possible to interact with the presenters via a chat message function. Please note that questions are answered based on relevance, order of receipt and available time. Additionally, participants in the live webinar are invited to answer poll questions or complete short tests. Participants who follow the live broadcast will also have access to the on-demand version for a further 12 months from the live date.
Date of live broadcast: 25 April 2019

On-demand webinar

On-demand webinars are intended for individual self-study only. Unlike live webinars, they are not open to interactive participation or assistance of a real-time instructor. Access to on-demand webinars is granted for a period of 12 months from the date of registration and/or live broadcast.

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Webinar registration details

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  • How digitalization is challenging the international tax system
  • How digitalization has been addressed so far 
  • OECD Inclusive Framework initiatives
  • OECD position on VAT/GST following BEPS Action 1
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  • Zsolt Szatmári
    Zsolt Szatmári joined IBFD in 2017 and is currently a senior VAT specialist in the VAT Knowledge Group. He is the editor of the VAT in Europe and VAT Worldwide publications and is...