(MENAFN- Gulf Times)
The College of Business and Economics in Qatar University (QU), in collaboration with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), will hold the second conference on fiscal policy and sustainable development on September 20-21. The conference will include participation from researchers, in addition to financial and tax policymakers, from a number of international universities and institutions.
The conference brings together tax experts from around the globe to discuss international tax reform and its impact on Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries. It will consider tax reform in GCC and global minimum tax, the introduction of value added tax or VAT and tax compliance challenges.
'The conference seeks to achieve integration with the college's efforts in serving the community and the national economy and will discuss financial and tax issues that may reflect on the economy in general and local and foreign investment in particular,' Dean of College of Business and Economics, Prof Rana Sobh, said, hinting plans to offer QU students a specialised programme in taxation, possibly next year.
It also integrates with the college's efforts in conducting applied researches that reflect the reality we live in and to provide academic programmes that correspond to the needs of the labour market.
Assistant Professor of Economics at QU, Dr Mahmoud Abdellatif, the official in charge of the conference programme said, this international event falls within the framework of the university's keenness to contribute to strengthening the trends in the GCC countries towards economic diversification and keeping pace with changes in fiscal and tax policies that contribute to achieving financial sustainability.
He said the importance of tax comes in order to overcome the challenges of the fluctuations of oil and gas markets, and to face unstable global economic conditions.
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