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.
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.
CFE President Jiri Nekovar attended the Congress which included one and half day of substantive international tax panels consisting of renowned specialists of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), representatives of tax administrations of CEE region and experienced practitioners in international taxation.
For more information of the Congress please follow this link:www.www.ifa-cr.cz/en/documents/2014cee.html.
Jiri Nekovar, CFE President and Porus F. Kaka, IFA President.
Following the CFE meetings in St Petersburg on 18-20 September 2013, we are pleased to inform you about the "ST PETERSBURG DECLARATION", signed by the attending Presidents of AOTCA, CFE and WAUTI, in the presence of representatives of the Japan Federation of Certified Public Tax Accountants' Associations, the Korean Association of Certified Public Tax Accountants and the participating CFE member bodies as listed in the appendix to the declaration.
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.