After previous host venues at the headquarters of the United Nations, the World Bank and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the 2020 World Tax Summit will be virtual and broadcast from Montreal. More than 100 speakers will participate in the sixth annual conference, bringing together multi-sectoral perspectives on international tax competition and cooperation.
Three days of online presentations, discussions and debates, set for October 13 – 15, will cover a range of issues including: tax responses to times of crisis; tax justice; green taxation; taxation in African nations; and global corporations’ power to avoid tax or extract concessions by playing jurisdictions off against each other. Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Revenu Québec are co-sponsors of sessions devoted to tax administration, which will feature Quebec Finance Minister Éric Girard and discussion of CRA’s role in COVID-19-related initiatives.
Libertarian economists Dan Mitchell and Véronique de Rugy will face off against Erica Payne and Morris Pearl, co-presidents of Patriotic Millionaires, in the feature debate tackling the question: In times of crisis: should we tax the rich more? The conference will close with the premiere of the documentary Fast & Dangerous: A Tax Race to the Bottom.