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
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 and on the initiative of CFE’s past president Stephen D.G. Coleclough, the CFE Award Albert J. Rädler Medal has been launched in 2013 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.