As Europe is struggling with cross-border tax evasion and tax avoidance, it seems time to put an end to blaming multinationals and financial markets and start moving forward with a well-designed plan to tackle the problem at the EU and global level. It is vital that the right questions are addressed in order to close the existing gaps, mismatches and loopholes of the EU tax systems and to find alternative sources of revenue. In doing so, the EU has to align with the other key global players to preserve its competitiveness in the field of taxation.
For the first time in 2013 and on the initiative of CFE’s past president Stephen D.G. Coleclough, the CFE Award Albert J. Rädler Medal has been launched with the intention to encourage academic excellence in European taxation and also to recognize Albert J. Rädler’s highly renown contribution to the field of taxation within Europe.
CFE, AOTCA and STEP are pleased to present their joint publication, titled :
"Towards greater fairness in taxation – A Model Taxpayer Charter".
The Model Charter developed by CFE and two tax professional bodies in other regions of the world, the Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants´ Association (AOTCA) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), has been designed as a balanced document, acceptable for both governments and taxpayers in and beyond Europe. Based on a survey on the status quo of taxpayer rights and obligations in 37 countries, the Model Charter is meant as a consultation draft on which feedback from governments, international organisations and interested stakeholders is welcome, with the aim of producing a final Model Taxpayer Charter in the near future.
The International Fiscal Association (IFA) Czech Branch
, organized in cooperation with IFA Polish Branch and the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague the Central Eastern Europe Regional Congress which was held in Prague on 5-6 February 2014.