Digital Taxation Forum Prague 2019

Digital Taxation Forum Prague 2019



The continuing digitalisation of the economy brings challenges for tax systems. How and where should digital transactions be taxed equitably and effectively? Is the proposed digital tax a suitable solution? In what way should the existing income tax and VAT be modified in this direction? Various issues of the shared economy, cryptocurrencies and other topics will be discussed by experts from practice, academic spheres as well as state administration.

The Digital Taxation Forum, which is organised by the University of Economics, Prague, Chamber of Tax Advisers and Grant Thornton, is a place intended for discussion of new proposals for taxation of digital economy and associated impacts on both entrepreneurs and tax administrations.

If you are interested in these issues, do not hesitate and get registered for this conference!

Venue: University of Economics, Prague, nám. W. Churchilla 1938/4, Praha 3 – Žižkov, 130 67



The conference will be interpreted simultaneously into Czech and English.

22 February 2019 (Friday) 

08:30 - 09:00 


09:00 - 09:30



  • Representatives of the University of Economics
  • Petra Pospíšilová, President of the Chamber of the Tax Advisors of the Czech Republic
  • Gabriela Hoppe, Representative of Grant Thornton
  • Pavlína Žáková, Representation of the European Commission in the CR
  • Luděk Niedermayer, Member of the European Parliament

 09:30 - 11:00




 Models and transactions in the digital economy

  • Jiří Fiala (Simplifate)
  • Mojmír Hampl (INEV)
  • Seth Benzell (MIT)
  • Tomáš Ditrych 
 Moderated by:  Gabriela Hoppe (Grant Thornton)
 11:00 - 11:30


 11:30 - 13:00




 Tax and accounting aspects of digital economy

  • Ladislav Mejzlík (University of Economics)
  • Philip Baker (University of Oxford)
  • Michal Hanych (SimpleTax)
 Moderated by:  Jana Tepperová (University of Economics, Prague)

 13:00 - 14:00


 14:00 - 15:30  




 Digital economy from the viewpoint of the VAT

  • Marie Lamensch (Institute for European Studies, Vrije University Brusel)
  • Petr Toman (Chamber of Tax Advisers of the Czech Republic, KPMG)
  • Růžena Hrůšová (Ministry of Finance)
Moderated by:  Hana Zídková  (University of Economics, Prague)


 Closing remarks



You can get registered for the conference through an application form. It is possible to create an application form for more persons at the same time as well.

Participation fee is CZK 3,900, VAT inclusive

The price of the participation fee includes accompanying documentation materials and refreshment during all the day long. 


Registration form 



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 Cooperating institutions








Marcela Vaňatková
Tel.: +420 542 422 329

Vít Šelešovský
Tel.: +420 542 422 317