Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Next Week at NYU: Tax and Corporate Social Responsibility Symposium

I'll be taking part in this symposium on corporate taxation next Tuesday at NYU. Here is the description:
Tuesday, March 25, 2014  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
D'Agostino Hall, Lipton Hall 
This symposium will feature two panels, “Should Corporations Pay Tax?” and “Should Corporate Tax Returns Be Public?”   
Participants include Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan), Allison Christians (McGill), Peter Barnes (Duke), Michael Schler (Cravath), Joshua Blank (NYU), Helen Scott (NYU), David Kamin (NYU), and possibly others.   
The event will be co-hosted by the Graduate Tax Program and the NYU Journal of Law & Business.   
It will take place from 9:15 AM to 12:30 PM on March 25th in Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall at NYU Law School, located at 110 West Third Street.
Additional info here, including this description:
From the enactment of the corporate excise tax in 1909 to the present, the corporate tax in the United States has generated intense debate.  Topics at the center of this debate have ranged from the fundamental purpose of the tax to moral obligations of corporations to pay tax to tax transparency and accountability.  This half-day symposium will continue the discussion by addressing two questions:  Should corporations pay tax?  And should corporate tax returns be public?  Each panel will feature leading tax and corporate law scholars and distinguished practitioners.  Participation from the audience in the discussion will be encouraged.
My recent writing on these subject includes a short essay entitled "How Starbucks Lost its Social License — And Paid £20 Million to Get it Back" on Starbucks' tax-dodging related image problems in Europe, a book chapter entitled "Tax Activists and the Global Movement for Development Through Transparency," on the global corporate tax transparency movement, and an article article entitled "Drawing the Boundaries of Tax Justice" which analyzes the fundamental justice questions surrounding the taxation of corporations (as well as humans).

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