Tax Administration and Development

Marrakech, Morocco, October 08 – 10, 2019

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CIAT 2019 Technical Conference

Under thetheme Tax Administration and Development,will be held from 08 to 10 October 2019, at the Palmeraie Conference Center in Marrakech.

The Tax Administration is a key element to enforce the taxpolicies, providing an essential contributionto their implementation and to the economic development.

The conference will address the link between Tax Administration and Development (efficiency, tax certainty, attracting investment, informality, natural resources, etc.).

Thematic structure

Day 1

Inaugural Ceremony
Inaugural Conference
PANEL 1: Mobilizing domestic resources
Session 1.1: Tax administration and fight against the Informality (simplified tax regimes for small taxpayers, control strategies of the retail sector; improvements in registration and communication procedures)
Session 1.2: Control and taxation of the digital economy (taxation of online sales, control and taxation of activities carried out through online platforms, taxation of the business benefits of digital companies, etc.)
Round table

Day 2

PANEL 2: Attracting investment in the new context of international tax governance
Session 2.1: Tax certainty and conflict resolution mechanisms, at the national and international levels (APAs and MAP)
Session 2.2: Mechanisms and ways to promote the cooperativecompliance of largecompanies and multinational corporations
Round table

Day 3

PANEL 3: The efficiency of tax administration for development
Session 3.1: Efficiency of the administration in mobilizing public resources: improvements in the managementof taxes, fight against fraud and effective collection
Session 3.2: The use of new digital technologies. The analysis of new databases and Big Data. The use of themechanisms for informaation exchange
Round table

Location

Hotel Du Golf Palmeraie Marrakech

Hotel and Location

Accommodation costs are the responsibility of the participants.

The General Directorate of Taxes of Morocco has reserved a number of rooms at the Hotel du Golf Marrakech 5 * which is located in the complex of the Conference Palmeraie Center.

The Hotel du Golf Marrakech is about 8 km northeast of downtown Marrakech, 10 km from the train station, 15 km from Marrakech Menara Airport and 10 km from Jamaa-El-Fna Square. See more

Contacts

General Tax Directorate of Morocco

Sr. Oussama Bouzida

International Cooperation Service

Phone:+ 212 6 73 01 61 99

E-mail: CIATMar2019@tax.gov.ma

Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations(CIAT)

Sra. Maria Bell

Institutional Events Coordinator

Phone:+507 307 2436

E-mail: MBell@ciat.org

Useful information

Places to visit in Marrakech

Go from the effervescence of the Jemaa-El-Fna square to the imposing beauty of the Koutoubia mosque, appreciate its souks, without forgetting to make a contemplative stop at the foot of the 11th century ramparts and their majestic doors and beautifull and scapes.

Languages

The working languages of the Conference are: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in all plenary sessions.

Visas

Please note that a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival and a visa are required to enter Morocco for all non-residents, except nationals fromthe countries that are exempt from the visa requirement. See more

Currency

The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan Disharm (MAD).The average rate Exchange for the main coins is:1 $ (USD) = 9,56 MAD and 1 Euro = 10,72 MAD.
Credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Euro Card and American Express) are generally accepted at hotels, restaurants and stores.

Transport

The Airport of Marrakech Ménara (RAK) the Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) is located about 15 km from the Hotel du Golf, so it is easy to get there by taxi or take the shuttle bus from the airport that stops at the City Center then take a taxi the hotel.. See more
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Weather

The climate in Marrakech in octoberis relatively dry; it hardly rains (14 mm of rainfall over 4 days). The climate is warm with a seasonal high of 28 °C (82.4 °F) and a minimum of 15 °C (59 °F), which gives an average of 21.5 °C (70.7 °F).)
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Local Time

The time zone of Morocco is GMT + 1