Levin College of Law

Graduate Tax Program holds sixth annual International Tax Symposium Oct. 29

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Graduate Tax Program will hold its sixth annual International Tax Law Symposium on Oct. 29 at the Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center at UF Law. The symposium will feature presentations by distinguished members of the global tax community and commentary from UF Law Graduate Tax Professors Stephen J. Powell, Lawrence Lokken and Yariv Brauner.

The symposium will begin with a presentation by economist Charles E. McLure Jr., senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In the lecture titled “The GATT – Legality of Border Adjustments for Carbon Taxes and the Cost of Emissions Permits: a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma,” McLure will discuss the sometimes difficult topic of carbon taxes and how they are handled in developed countries like the United States and in less industrialized countries.

Next, University of Southern California Gould School of Law Professor Edward D. Kleinbard will present his lecture, “Stateless Income.” Kleinbard defines stateless income as being “income derived by a multinational group from business activities in a country other than the domicile (however defined) of the group’s ultimate parent company, but which is subject to tax only in a jurisdiction that is neither the source of the factors of production through which the income was derived, nor the domicile of the group’s parent company.”

The last presentation, “The Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base,” will be given by Bertil Wiman, professor of international tax law at Uppsala University. Wiman will discuss the international tax implications of a common corporate tax base in Europe.

For the first time, the symposium will be streamed live via the Internet and can be viewed here.

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