Developing Real Tax Policy for the Real World
Welcome to the official opening of Skatteforsk - Centre for Tax Research.
The Centre will be opened by Director General of the Norwegian Tax Administration, Nina Schanke Funnemark. Other contributors are State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Erlend Grimstad, Director of HELFO The Norwegian Health Economics Administration, Jan Mathisen, Director of Norad, Bård Vegard SolhjelI, as well as Rector at NMBU, Curt Rice. The event is followed by an open reception - please sign up so that we can estimate the catering needs.
- Time: March 28 12.00-14.00
- Place: Festsalen at NMBU
- You may attend physically or digitally.
- Please sign up (see link further down on the page).
Skatteforsk - Centre for Tax Research is part of the School of Economics and Business at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and financed by a new grant from the Research Council of Norway. The main purpose of the Centre is to help develop real tax policy for the real world.
A healthy public sector is the bedrock of a strong and equitable society. From roads to schools to hospitals, taxes provide the money needed for governments to carry out their essential activities. These funds, however, have been under increasing threat as companies and individuals have become more savvy in how to dodge taxes by both legal and illegal means.
That this sidestepping of tax rules is happening is not a secret. But there exists relatively little information on who is doing it, how they are doing it, and what effects this is causing. Skatteforsk aims at utilizing existing and new data in innovative manners to fill many such knowledge gaps.
The seminar is free of charge. The registration request is to estimate the catering needs.
The effects of tax dodging extend far beyond just lost tax revenue for governments. When firms avoid taxes, this can affect other aspects of their business, from the wages they pay, to their willingness to invest in corrupt countries, and their desire to invest in green technologies. Similarly, evasion by individuals can have serious knock-on effects, not the least of which is an erosion of the overall social cohesion that is an important part of the general willingness to pay taxes. Thus, to understand the importance of tax evasion in society, Skatteforsk will link this behaviour of firms and individuals to the major global challenges of inequality and climate change.
By combining interdisciplinary experts from across the globe with unparalleled data access, we provide a forum for the trading of ideas on how to develop tax policies that ensure a fair and equitable society, both in Norway and abroad.
28 March 12.00 - 14.00
|12.15 – Welcome - Rector at NMBU, Curt Rice|
|Head of Skatteforsk, Annette Alstadsæter. Knowledge gaps Skatteforsk intends to fill - and the importance of dissemination and dialogue.|
|Official opening by Director of the Tax Administration, Nina Schanke Funnemark|
|State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Erlend Grimstad|
|Video greeting: Director of Norad, Bård Vegard Solhjell|
|Director of HELFO The Norwegian Health Economics Administration, Jan Mathisen|
|13.15 – Refreshments and mingling|
Annette Alstadsæter - Professor and Head of Skatteforsk - Centre for Tax Research
Website: Skatteforsk (In Norwegian)
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