At the Gaidar forum will discuss the digital transformation of the economy and the role of tax administration

the Head of the Federal tax service Mikhail Mishustin on 16 January, will make key speech to a panel discussion “Taxes in the digital world,” business programme of the Gaidar forum 2020. He will talk about the impact of the digital transformation of the economy to changes in international taxation and in tax administration.

Over the past 20 years the face of Economics has changed its processes from analog to digital. Modern technology development is a challenge to the tax system and underscored the need for speedy reform. The digitalization and globalization has given rise to new business models, creating new threats to the budget revenues.

Barely the international community managed to agree on the solution to the problem of tax transparency of offshore companies in the material world, as the business began to go into the virtual world and once again become invisible to the tax authorities. The world’s tax administrations are developing new approaches to taxation in a digital world that will move away from the concept of permanent establishment to reconsider the attitude to the principle of “arm’s length” and provide States with new rights in the field of profit taxation.

the panel also will include representatives of business. Managing Director of group of companies “Yandex” Tigran khudaverdyan will report on the role of digital platforms in the modern economy and the main directions of cooperation of Yandex with the FTS of Russia. Co-founder of the service Alexey Gidirim will talk about the transformation of the labour market and the concept of employment in the digital economy and founder of the service “Edadil” Natalia Gagarina – the targeting of target groups for advertisement and sales and transparency as a means of countering unfair competition and the informal economy.

the Debate will be broadcast live on TV channel “Russia 24”.

the Annual Gaidar forum will take place on January 15-16 in Russian Academy of national economy and public administration under the President of the Russian Federation.The participants will discuss the challenges of the coming decades in the areas of economy, health, sports, public administration, education, ecology and many other topics. There will be 85 discussion platforms – panel and expert discussions, open dialogues, presentations, and meetings.