Intensive Course “Taxation and the Digital Economy” (6-8 Dec 2019)

Taxation Law Research Programme (TLRP)
Asian Institute of International Financial Law
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Intensive Course

Taxation and the Digital Economy

The digital economy has raised several questions across the globe about whether existing tax laws can be applied to transactions utilising digital ledger technology (DLT), including blockchain. The BEPS initiative has further spurred regulators and tax authorities to clamp down on the tax revenue gap by combatting aggressive tax planning schemes. Blockchain has further complicated jurisdiction-specific tax compliance initiatives because of the nature of the digital platform on which it is based. This course identifies current and emerging key tax and legal issues concerning the use of DLT by SMEs also MNEs. It is designed for persons currently working in tax compliance roles, tax advisory roles (including in Hong Kong also internationally), academics, accountants and lawyers. It is most beneficial for junior- and mid- career professionals in accounting and tax advisory roles. While it is beneficial to have previously studied the “Introduction to International Tax” intensive course offered at HKU Faculty of Law, it is not a prerequisite to be able to enrol in “Taxation and the Digital Economy” intensive course. The format of this course, while intensive, is both accessible and interactive.

Presenter: Dr Sarah Hinchliffe, Assistant Professor of Tax and Accounting, University of Akron

Friday, 6 December 2019, 6:30 – 9:00 PM (2.5 hours)
Saturday, 7 December 2019, 2:30 – 5:00 PM (2.5 hours)
Sunday, 8 December 2019, 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM (5 hours with 30 minutes lunch)

Venue: The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Course Fee: HK$3,000 per person – Please send a cheque payable to “The University of Hong Kong” to Flora Leung, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong, 10/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.

Deadline for registration: Friday, 1 November 2019

Leaflet is available HERE.

If you would like to attend the course, please return the Registration Form to Flora Leung by email at or by fax at 2549-8495.

For Enquiries: Flora Leung at 3917-2941 or