Reputational, Regulatory and Political Risk: Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance


8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.


The School of Public Policy
University of Calgary, Downtown Campus
906 8th Avenue S.W., 5th floor
Calgary, Alberta


Governments and regulators worldwide are taking a hard stance against tax evasion. Media reports about companies or individuals sheltering assets abroad help fuel this fire. But there is more to this issue than meets the eye. Companies operate in a global marketplace where competitive forces add pressure to minimize their tax burden. Of course, doing so requires careful consideration of legal, reputational, political and financial risks. These are tough waters to navigate.

Dr. Jack Mintz and The School of Public Policy are assembling some of North America’s most prominent tax experts for a roundtable devoted to tax evasion and avoidance. Sessions will focus on defining these complex terms, and understanding the various tax regimes worldwide and how companies’ international operations are affected by them.