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Thursday, November 12 • 16:00 - 17:30
WS 200 DoubleIrish,DutchSandwich,aCaipirinha:InternetTaxationTale

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The interest of governments in understanding and taxing Internet services is escalating. Whereas some countries are interested in fighting international tax-avoidance strategies of multinational companies, others tackle the issue of taxing specific Internet services within their territory.

Due to the novelty of the topic at this venue, the organizers expect to (i) collect the views of different stakeholders, (ii) highlight some of the most important issues pertaining to Internet taxation, (iii) identify proper venues where this matter (iii.a) is being and (iii.b) should be addressed, (iv) brainstorm ways forward (e.g., best practices, formal legal compromises, multilateral and multistakeholder approaches), (v) establish a coalition of stakeholders interested in further research and development on this matter.

Expected taxation topics: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), OTTs and telecom services, bitcoin, cloud, data centers, e-commerce, internacional corporate strategies, jurisdiction, taxing/detaxing

1. Balázs Gulyás, Civil society, Hungary
2. Igor Vilas Boas de Freitas, Comissioner, Anatel (National Telecommunication Agency), Brazil
3. Primavera di Philippi, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, USA/France
4. Carlos J. Perez Chow, Creel Abogados, Mexico
5. Usman Ahmed, Georgetown University Law Center, United States
6. Renata Emery, Partner of Xavier, Duque Estrada, Emery, Denardi Advogados, Brazil
7. Parminder Jeet Singh, IT for Change, India
8. Fitahiana Zoniaina Rakotomalala, Civil Society, Madagascar
9. Carlos Raúl Gutierrez, GNSO Council at ICANN, Costa Rica

Session Organizers
avatar for Sergio Alves Jr.

Sergio Alves Jr.

Coordinator, CEDIS/IDP - Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público (Center for Internet, Law & Society)
Brazilian, telecom & Internet policy, government, academia (Brasilia Institute of Public Law / IDP).Session #200 organizer: "A Double Irish, a Dutch Sandwich and a Caipirinha, por favor: a tale of Internet taxation"; Nov. 12, 4PM.

Thursday November 12, 2015 16:00 - 17:30 GMT-03
Workshop Room 6

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