The Centre for Tax Law was established in 2000 by Professor John Tiley, with support from the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the International Fiscal Association Congress Trustees and KPMG, as a centre for research and teaching within the field of tax law. The Centre, which is located within the Law Faculty building, seeks to promote the study of the law of taxation as an intellectual as well as a practical discipline.
The Centre has four main activities:
- The first is the encouragement of tax law scholarship through the Cambridge Tax Law Series, published by the Cambridge University Press. Scholars interested in submitting ideas for publication are encouraged to contact the Centre in the first instance;
- The second is to encourage work on the subject of tax history. The Centre organises a biennial series of conferences devoted to the history of tax law. This project brings together historians, lawyers, accountants, and tax experts;
- The third is to promote the study of tax by early career researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates. This aim is supported by an annual conference on tax law and policy, which brings together the work of outstanding students, academic researchers and tax practitioners within a small-scale College setting.
- The fourth is to develop a dialogue with other scholars within the Law Faculty and the wider University in relation to taxation. This is supported by the Tax Discussion Group and occasional seminars, further details of which are available in the activities section.