Ross Parsons Taxation Seminar Series: Carson McNeill, International Monetary Fund

27 May 2009

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Trends in Tax Administration in Developing Countries

This seminar presents tax reform trends in the increasingly dynamic Pacific Islands environment, the resultant impacts and the responses of tax administrations. Carson will discuss the fiscal and administrative reforms aimed at improving domestic revenues, the implications of the reforms on developing economies, the domestic challenges facing tax and customs agencies and the regional opportunities available. Carson will address why the reforms, including trade reforms, affect the revenues of countries of a relatively similar profile quite differently, how regional responses are being developed to address generic revenue issues, and the role technical assistance providers have in shaping the effectiveness of the fiscal reforms.

About the Speaker

Carson McNeill is the tax administration and policy advisor with the Pacific Financial and Technical Centre (PFTAC), a donor-based organisation based in Suva, Fiji, where he provides technical assistance and support for Pacific Island countries to modernise and improve their tax systems and administrations. McNeill also facilitates the Pacific Island Tax Administrators Association, an active regional tax organisation in the Pacific.

Prior to becoming part of PFTAC, McNeill worked with the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department in diverse range of senior responsibilities at the regional and national level, including operational and organisational design and management and human resource strategy and design. McNeill has participated in a number of international fora, including Inland Revenue New Zealand delegations to Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) and Study Group on Asian Tax Administration and Research (SGATAR).

This event is part of the Parsons Taxation Seminar Series 2009.

This event is also part of the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program 2009.

Time: 7.30-9.15am

Location: Sydney Law School, Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: $66 incl gst

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