The 7th CFE Professional Affairs Conference will deal with three aspects of tax transparency, currently discussed at EU and OECD level: These are corporate country-by-country reporting, mandatory disclosure of tax avoidance schemes and “cooperative compliance” in the relationship between taxpayers and their advisers and the tax administration.
The CFE General Assembly has elected a new President and a new Executive Board at its meeting in Amsterdam on 19 September 2014. New President as of 1 January 2015 will be Henk Koller from the Netherlands, succeeding Jiří Nekovář from the Czech Republic.
For the second time the CFE (Confédération Fiscale Européenne) is reaching out for academic excellence in European taxation. In memoriam to an exceptional academic mentor, to recognize Albert Rädler's highly renown contribution to the field of taxation within Europe and to follow his European academic spirit, former CFE President Stephen D.G. Coleclough initiated in 2013 the CFE Award Albert J. Rädler Medal to encourage outstanding academical achievements.
The EU´s fight against tax evasion and avoidance must not touch on the taxpayers´ fundamental rights, must keep their compliance effort reasonable, should not loose sight of the original aim to eliminate double taxation and must not endanger the EU´s competitiveness. The EU should respect the role of tax advisers in ensuring compliance and defending taxpayer´s rights.