Call for Papers - 8th Annual IRS-TPC Joint Research Conference on Tax Administration



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The Internal Revenue Service and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

The Internal Revenue Service and the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center plan to co-sponsor their eighth annual joint tax administration research conference in 2018. It will be held on June 20, 2018 at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.

We invite you to propose a research paper on a tax administration topic for the 2018 conference. General areas of interest include measuring and influencing taxpayer compliance, estimating taxpayer compliance costs (burden), tax complexity, improving tax administration (e.g., through service, enforcement, systems, third parties, changing the tax law or regulations, etc.), and understanding the nature and behavior of the taxpayer population. For more information about IRS research conferences, including previous conference programs and papers, visit the IRS Website, and click on the links to previous conferences.

Proposals are welcome from government and non-government researchers from the U.S. and abroad, and are due by Thursday, December 3, 2017.

Completed papers will be due by Thursday, May 17, 2018. A conference proceedings volume will be published containing all of the papers presented at the conference. Authors will have until August 31, 2018 to revise and submit a final draft of their paper for publication.

For each proposed paper, please submit (in Microsoft Word format):  A title  An abstract not to exceed 750 words or 2 pages  Names and affiliations of all authors  An e-mail address and phone number for at least one contact author

The deadline for proposals is December 3, 2017. Please e-mail your submission to:

Please put “proposed paper” in the subject line. Thank you for your interest in our conference and in advancing tax administration research. 

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