Welcome to the #SINGLEDIGITALGATEWAY, a series of high-level hackathons hosted in cities across Europe where citizens, businesses, professionals, students, NGOs - all creative minds put their heads together to map out and shape the all-in-one digital gateway for smarter e-services and information anywhere in Europe.
The Tallinn teams’ challenge for 24h hackathon is…
To develop and design a new gateway to access and understand all relevant taxation anywhere in the European Union
While the EU has managed to harmonise to some extent the rules governing VAT, Member States retain full competence in the field of direct taxes. This means 28 different income tax systems! Under the SDG Regulation, companies need access to relevant tax information to facilitate cross-border dealings. In particular, SMEs need to know what tax rules and obligations apply in the Member States where they conduct their business, regardless of whether they have a legal presence in that country or not. And relevant information on foreign tax systems must be available in a few simple, self-evident clicks.
The European Commission is tasked with reducing the burden on national administrations by streamlining the data already available at EU level. This is where the hackers come in. The best place to start is YOUR EUROPE and online databases already available at EU level.
This challenge relates to both corporate and non-corporate business and includes all company sizes and sectors. Emphasis is on practical solutions for integrating taxation data from different sources into the gateway search results and for linking them with information provided at national level. Hackers should take into account the trade-off between search paths and free-search solutions.
You are based in Estonia? Register as a solo participant or as a team and compete to win the 5.000 EUR reward! Be aware that max 40 people are handpicked for this hackathon!
Basics: Teams will be selected based on what they offer and their ideas. Four members per team with different profiles. Teams or individuals can apply (solo participants will be paired with a team matching their idea/interest). Only participants located in Estonia are considered.
Applicants pay a 15 EUR registration fee, which is reimbursed if not chosen to participate or after attending the hackathon as a participant (no refunds to anyone selected who did not attend). No expenses (travel, meals, accommodation) is reimbursed. Meals are provided on-site during the 24-hour event.
The event is organized by European Commision (DG GROWTH)