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[Conference] International Tax Conference and Regional Consultation on DRM
(World Bank-Korea Development Forum)

Type Workshop
Venue JW Marriott Seoul, Korea Date 2016-06-14 ~ 2016-06-16
Host MOSF, KDI, KIPF, World Bank Organizer
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International Tax Conference and Regional Consultation on Domestic Resource Mobilization

Seoul, Republic of Korea 13–16 June 2016

 

[Joint KDI/KIPF/World Bank Tax Policy Workshop]

JW Marriott Hotel, Seoul, Republic of Korea 13–14 June 2016

June 13, 2016
19:00-20:30

Opening Reception

Meeting Room 2 (3F)

Hosted by KDI School of Public Policy and Management (KDIS)

Day 1: June 14, 2016

Meeting Room 1 (3F)

08:40-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:40

Welcome and Introductions

• Opening remarks: MoSF, KDI, KIPF and WB

§ Mr. Chang-yong Moon

Deputy Minister for Tax and Customs, Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) of Korea

§ Dr. Hong Tack Chun

Dean, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

§ Dr. Hyung-Soo Park

President, Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF)

§ Ms. Joyce Msuya

Special Representative, World Bank Korea Office World Bank Group

• Overview and Introductions

09:40-09:50 Group Photo
09:50-10:00

Coffee Break

10:00-12:00

Korea’s Experience with Tax Analysis and Reform

• Chair: Taejong Kim, Managing Director of Development Research and Learning Network/ Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

• Presentation of “Korean History of Domestic Revenue Mobilization through Tax Reform”, Seunghee Han, Visiting Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

• Presentation of “Korea’s Performance Evaluation Program for Tax Expenditures”, Jaejin Kim, Senior Research Fellow, Research Group for Taxation, KIPF

• Presentation of “Korea’s Mid and Long-Term Planning for Tax Policy Operation”, Jongseok An, Senior Research Fellow, Research Group for Taxation, KIPF

• Open Discussion

12:00-13:30

Lunch

Hosted by Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF)

13:00-15:15

Macro-Fiscal Management in the Current Regional Environment and Tax Policy

• Presentation by Sudarshan Gooptu, Global Lead, Fiscal Policy, World Bank

• Presentation by the Fiscal Policy Office/Revenue Department of Thailand

• Open Discussion

Session will discuss challenges for tax policy making in Asian countries in the current global environment of slow growth in major economies, low commodity prices, decelerating global trade, globalization of financial transactions

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-17:30

Analytical Tools to Assess Tax Policy and Administration:

Tax Policy Assessment Framework (TPAF) and Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT)

• Overview of Tax analytical tools: TPAF and TADAT: definition, objectives, activities Sudarshan Gooptu, World Bank

• Malaysia experience with recent TADAT exercise; Malaysia Revenue Authority

• Discussion: connection to country needs, expectations from potential TPAF support

Output: Update of priority issues and solutions

19:30-

Dinner and Networking

Meeting Room 1 (3F)

Hosted by World Bank (WB)

 

[Global Partnership on Domestic Resource Mobilization Regional Consultations]

JW Marriott Hotel, Seoul, Republic of Korea 15–16 June 2016

Day 2: June 15, 2016

Meeting Room 2 (3F)

09:00-10:00

Setting the Objectives and Agenda of the Regional Consultation

• Objectives and overview of the consultations:

Piet van Heesewijk, Senior Program Officer, World Bank

• Discussion and participants feedback

Moderator: Richard Stern, Lead Public Sector Management Specialist, World Bank

10:00-12:00

Tax Trends, Developments, Country Priorities

• Beyond the Addis Tax Initiative: Richard Stern, World Bank

• Presentation of key developments and macro-fiscal challenges across participating countries: Sudarshan Gooptu, World Bank

• Breakout discussion

Moderator: Piet van Heesewijk, World Bank

Discuss and present:

§ 3 top priorities for DRM in your country and key factors driving tax trends, alignment with national objectives and priorities for solutions

§ What aspects of your tax regime should the diagnostic tools, including TPAF and TADAT, address in your country?

Output: For each participating country, the initial list of priority issues to be addressed in order to improve DRM performance.

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Meeting Room 3 (3F)

13:00-14:30

Priority Reforms and Innovations in Domestic Taxes

Moderator: Hyung Chul Lee, World Bank

• Presentations: Reform experience and viewpoints from selected countries

- China (VAT)

- Myanmar (Self-Assessment System)

- Philippines (CIT)

- Vietnam (VAT)

• Discussion of experience with ongoing reforms and future challenges

14:30-14:45

Coffee Break

14:45-16:00

International Tax Issues at the Country Level

Richard Stern, World Bank

• Highlights on international tax issues and country-level implications

• Country policies and support from development partners

• Experience with ongoing reform programmes and identification of unresolved challenges

Output: List of country-level priority issues, including mapping to stakeholders, as input to workshop minutes.

16:00-17:15

Regional Approaches to Address International Tax Issues

Richard Stern, World Bank

• Regional trends and common challenges in international tax issues

- Goro Ekanto, Director of State Revenue Policy Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance of Indonesia, and ASEAN Forum on Taxation

- Petero Maivucevuce, Acting Manager International Relations/Pacific Islands Tax Administrators Association (PITAA) Coordinator

• Learning from other regions – CIAT (Inter-American Centre of Tax Administrations)

- Miguel Pecho Trigueros, Research Director, CIAT

• Joint efforts and areas of collaboration to solve international tax issues at a regional level

Output: List of regional priority issues

19:30-

Dinner and Networking

Meeting Room 3 (3F)

Hosted by Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) Korea

 

Day 3: June 16, 2016

Meeting Room 2 (3F)

09:00-11:00

Informal Economy and Tax Compliance

• Overview of policy measures to reduce informal economy including the use of electronic payment mechanism: Hyung Chul Lee, World Bank

• Presentation of country experiences and viewpoints:

- Cambodia

- Lao PDR

- Indonesia

- Malaysia

- Mongolia

- Thailand

• Discussion of key issues in reducing informal economy

11:00-11:15

Coffee Break

11:15-12:45

Exchange of Information and Tax Transparency

• Overview of current and future transparency initiatives Richard Stern, World Bank

• Discussion: Country authorities

Where do your countries stand in both tax transparency and exchange of information network? Where would you like to be (and what you need to get there) and how you can best use these tools? 

12:45-14:00

Lunch

Meeting Room 3 (3F)

14:00-15:30

Priorities for Countries and International Support

Piet van Heesewijk, World Bank

• Key challenges, priority issues, and possible solutions

• Countries’ own role

• Most effective support under a global partnership for DRM

15:30-15:45

Coffee Break

15:45-17:30

Knowledge Sharing and Research

• Capacity building needs, deficiency of hands-on knowledge, lessons from peer countries’ DRM reforms, and areas of regional cooperation

• Regional platform for effective knowledge sharing and learning Panel discussion: The needs and a possible platform for regional knowledge sharing and learning

Moderator: Richard Stern, World Bank

Panelists:

- Kyounghwan Moon, Director, Tax Treaties Division, MOSF Korea

- Myanmar

- Indonesia

- Stacey Wong, Principal Officer, Inland Revenue Authority Of Singapore and Study Group on Asian Tax Administration and Research (SGATAR)

- Yuji Miyaki, Public Management Specialist (Taxation), Asian Development Bank (ADB)

- Petero Maivucevuce, Acting Manager International Relations (PITAA) Coordinator

- Yejin Ha, Programme officer, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia (UNESCAP)

- ASEAN Forum on Taxation (AFT)

- Inter-American Centre of Tax Administrations (CIAT)

17:30-18:00

Lessons Learned and Closing

• Conclusions and lessons to be drawn: Richard Stern and Piet van Heesewijk, World Bank

• Closing remarks

§ Taejong Kim, Managing Director of Development Research and Learning Network/ Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

§ Ms. Joyce Msuya, Special Representative, World Bank Korea Office

 

Conference Photos:  https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0oY31mPnN72S0xKem9wZUUxMTQ&usp=sharing

Participant Interview:  https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0oY31mPnN72dHZGVkhMaGNrbjg&usp=sharing

 

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