A Regional Tax Research Conference will be held on October 27-28, 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia. This conference is being organized by Action for Economic Reforms (AER) in cooperation with Jubilee South – Asia-Pacific Movement for Debt and Development (JS-APMDD), Perkumpulan Prakarsa and members of the Tax Justice Southeast Asia Network with the support of SOMO and Christian Aid.
Tax Justice is an ongoing global initiative to strengthen and advance national, regional and global campaigning on tax justice issues. The objectives of the initiative are: 1) to raise the level of awareness about the secretive world of offshore finance; 2) to promote links between interested parties around the world, particularly involving developing countries; 3) to stimulate and organize research and debate; and, 4) to encourage and support national, regional and international campaign activities.
Specific objective of the conference are:
- To formalize the regional tax network for Southeast Asia;
- To present studies and papers on key tax justice issues that have relevance for the region and member
- countries; and
- To share initiatives and learn from other tax justice campaign experiences.