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.
On the occasion of the CFE Forum 2014 in Brussels, for the first time, the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE), the European Federation of Tax Advisers, awarded the Albert J. Rädler Medal to encourage academic excellence in European taxation.
A graduate from Tilburg University wins the first Albert J. Rädler Medal for her Master's thesis entitled "Emigration and immigration of a business: impact of taxation on European and global mobility".
Please find attached a press release as well as the online version of the winner's Master's Thesis.
Stephen Coleclough and Loes Brilman
The CFE President Jiří Nekovář attended as honorary guest the German annual DEUTSCHER STEUERBERATERKONGRESS which was held this year in Berlin. Together with more than 1,500 tax professionals from Germany and abroad, he listened among others the speeches of the German Minister of Finance, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, of the President of the German Federal Fiscal Court, Professor Dr. Rudolf Mellinghoff, and the welcome address of the President of Bundessteuerberaterkammer, Dr. Horst Vinken.
Nora Schmidt Kesseler and Jiří Nekovář
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.