September 26, 2018

KESRA Conference

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Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA) is the pre-eminent training school of the Kenya Revenue Authority, specializing in Taxation, Customs and Fiscal Policy. The School invites scholars, researchers, academicians, PhD and other graduate students, research think tanks, policy makers, practitioners, and other professionals in these fields to submit their papers to the 1st KESRA Research Conference on the theme “Taxation in a Digitized Economy”, on Monday 15th October 2018.

Many Revenue Administrations across Africa are currently undergoing transformation in order to keep abreast of the challenges occasioned by digitization and emerging business models. The 1st KESRA Research Conference 2018 presents the best of research and practice, emphasizing new frontiers and initiatives in Revenue Administration and Fiscal Policy that respond to the dynamics of the business environment.

The conference theme is sub-divided into four main areas: Tax Administration; Customs Administration; Fiscal Policy; and Inter-Disciplinary themes, covering the following topics:

  1. Tax Administration Themes: Double Taxation Agreements; Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS); Missing Trader Fraud; Taxation of the Informal Sector/Small and Medium Enterprises; Tax Rulings; Tax Policy Briefs; and Expert Opinions on Contemporary Tax Issues.
  2. Customs Administration Themes: The Changing Role of Customs; Balancing Trade Facilitation and Control; The Emerging Challenges of Border Security; Customs Valuation: Emerging Issues, Challenges and Mitigation; Using Technology to Track Illicit Trade; Curbing Diversion of Cargo; Regional Cooperation/Trade Treaties; Impact of PVoC System on Customs Trade and Revenue; Customs Rulings; Customs Policy Briefs; and Expert Opinions on Contemporary Customs Issues.
  3. Fiscal Policy Themes: Pillars of a Data driven, Intelligent Revenue Administration; Tax Morale and Revenue Mobilization; Revenue Impact of “Trade Mis-invoicing”; Role of Innovations in the Modern Revenue Administration; and Knowledge Management for the Modern Revenue Administration.
  4. Inter-Disciplinary Themes: E-Commerce and Revenue Administration; Enhancing Security and Safety of International Trade; Emerging Dimensions of Revenue Crimes; New Frontiers in Revenue Administration; Harmonizing WCO and OECD Transfer Pricing Rules; and Using Block Chain approach in Revenue Administration.

This conference will bring together scholars, researchers, academicians, PhD and other graduate students, research think tanks, policy makers, practitioners, and other professionals. Join us for Africa’s pre-eminent forum for reporting transformation breakthroughs in the areas of Taxation, Customs and Fiscal Policy.

Join us for the 1st KESRA Research Conference 2018, Africa’s pre-eminent forum for reporting transformation breakthroughs in the areas of Taxation, Customs and Fiscal Policy.