Call for Papers: Special Issue: The Tax Profession in the Spotlight.

The current climate in relation to taxation, particularly in the context of multinationals, has created significant challenges for tax professionals, including closer scrutiny of their activities and practices. Against this backdrop, in February 2018, JOTA hosted an event in London at which researchers and practitioners shared their views on the Tax Profession in the current climate. The event was chaired by Lynne Oats (University of Exeter) and Penelope Tuck (University of Birmingham) and papers were presented by Steve Edge (Slaughter and May), Michelle Lyon Drumbl (Washington and Lee University), David Quentin (Queen Mary University of London), Rasmus Corlin Christensen (Copenhagen Business School), Rodrigo Ormeño Perez (University of Chile), Jane Frecknall-Hughes (University of Nottingham), Hans Gribnau (Tilburg University), David Southern (Temple Tax Chambers), Till-Arne Hahn (Queens University, Canada) and Elaine Doyle (University of Limerick).


We now invite contributions to a special issue of JOTA on all aspects of the Tax Profession, to be edited by Lynne Oats and Penelope Tuck.


Topics could include, for example:

  • Ethical and moral dilemmas facing tax professionals;
  • Regulation of tax professionals, formal and informal;
  • The role of tax professionals in tax policy making;
  • Challenges faced by small practitioners; and
  • The implications of disruptive technologies for tax professionals


Submissions should be sent to jota[at] by 30 November 2018. Publication is expected by the end of 2019.