This civil society initiative is being spearheaded by a Steering Committee comprised of private sector businesses, civil society organizations, professionals, educational institutions and multi-national agencies.

[The National Symposium of Tax Reform]( is scheduled for October 25-26, 2012 at The College of The Bahamas, held under the patronage of His Excellency, the Governor General of The Bahamas, Sir Arthur Foulkes.

The objectives of the Symposium as defined by the Steering Committee are to:

* Establish a non-partisan, national discourse on fiscal practices with thematic and global experts and specialists
* Promote a more informed citizenry
* Encourage wider dissemination of information on options for tax reform in The Bahamas
* Produce a post Symposium report on the findings and policy implications of tax reform in The Bahamas.