Welcome to Tax Conference Veroareena in Helsinki on February 2, 2024!
The progressive think tank Kalevi Sorsa Foundation organizes Tax Conference Veroareena on Friday February 2, 2024, 9.30–16.30 at Helsinki Central Library Oodi Maijansali (Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Helsinki). Coffee will be served before the event at 9.00. The event will also be streamed online due to the public transport strikes.
Update January 26. Due to the public transport strikes the event will also be streamed online. However, we warmly recommend you to attend the event at the Central Library Oodi so you can participate in the discussions. Information about the changes in public transportation during the strike on HSL webpage.
Veroareena is an annual tax policy conference for specialists and researchers from various research fields working with economic policy and tax from different perspectives. You may register through this form until January 31, 2024. You may freely share the invitation as well as the Veroareena 2024 website.
The event presents topical research as well as discussion and debates on tax policy. The second Veroareena will have a focus on EU and international tax policy due to the upcoming European Parliament elections. In addition, the event addresses new research on taxation and income inequality. The debates will also introduce politicians.
The morning session of the event will be in English and the afternoon in Finnish. Journalist Jari Hanska will moderate the event.
The morning session of the event will be in English and the afternoon in Finnish. The international guest speakers are Dr Rebecca Bramall from University of the Arts London, Dr Sarah Godar from DIW Berlin and EU Tax Observatory as well as chair of the European Parliament subcommittee on taxation Dr Paul Tang (S&D).
Dr Tang will discuss e.g EU tax agenda of the next European Parliament term. Dr Godar presents the current state of international tax avoidance and tax competition addressing the new EU Tax Observatory Global Tax Evasion Report. Bramall will speak on communicative and cultural dimensions of taxation.
9.00 Coffee served outside the conference room (left from the Maijansali room)
9.35 Current state of international tax avoidance and tax competition. Dr Sarah Godar, EU Tax Observatory, DIW Berlin.
10.45 EU tax agenda of the next European Parliament term. MEP Paul Tang (S&D), chair of the European Parliament subcommittee on taxation (FISC), PhD in Economics (University of Amsterdam)
11.30 Communicative and cultural dimensions of taxation. Dr Rebecca Bramall, University of the Arts London
12.15 Lunch (at own expense)
13.15 Income inequality in Finland (in Finnish) Senior Researcher Toni Juuti, Labore and University of Tampere.
13.55 Corporate income tax and income inequality. Researcher Saska Heino, Kalevi Sorsa Foundation
14.30 Coffee (served outside the conference room)
15.00 Taxation of dividends from non-listed companies in Finland. Saara Hietanen, tax specialist, Finnwatch
15.15–16.25 Tax debates and Q&A
Debate 1. How dividend taxation should be renewed?
- Saara Hietanen, tax specialist, Finnwatch
- Tomi Viitala, director, senior tax advisor, Finland Chamber of Commerce
Debate 2. The future of international tax after the minimum tax? The current tax policy agenda
- Eero Heinäluoma, MEP (S&D)
- Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP (EPP)
16.25–16.30 Concluding remarks
Additional information from Sorsa Foundation director Lauri Finér (email@example.com). Welcome!
The Employee Foundation and Kuluttajaosuustoiminnan säätiö foundation (KOTS) have contributed to the funding of the conference.