Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club, Dam 27, 1012 JS Amsterdam
Recently adopted or proposed initiatives at international and EU level to increase transparency in taxation (the exchange of bank account and other financial information, country by country reporting in annual reports and transfer pricing documentation, tax planning disclosure rules, mandatory exchange of information on tax rulings) will provide tax administration with large amounts of taxpayer data. An efficient use of IT will provide tools for risk assessment, targeting tax audits and countering tax avoidance.
Georg Kofler, Philip Baker, Werner Haslehner, Piergiorgio Valente, Wim Roels, Eric Kemmeren, Alexander Rust, Andreas Bartosch, Michael Lang, Alexander Zeiler, Pierpaolo Rossi-Maccanico et al.
This Conference will explore the three main sources of impact of Primary European Law on domestic direct tax laws. While ‘European Direct Tax Law’ has been a field mostly concerned with the impact of the Fundamental Freedoms over the last three decades, the two other areas explored in this conference, State Aid Law and European Fundamental Rights have recently drawn a lot of interest and will likely to be much more important in the years to come.
The 7th CFE Professional Affairs Conference dealt with three aspects of tax transparency, currently discussed at EU and OECD level: 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.
International and EU action against “harmful tax practices” is extending the concept of abuse of law. Hitherto legal structures are increasingly moved into a grey area. The loss of legal certainty resulting from this for tax payers is not merely a side effect of governments´ desire for more flexibility in defending their tax bases and finding ways to increase tax collection. Indeed it is intended as a deterrent for taxpayers and their advisers.
The International Tax Forum on "International Tax Strategies: an outlook on current worldwide developments and the Russian perspective" took place on Thursday 19 September 2013 at Park Inn Pulkovskaya Hotel in St Petersburg, in Russia.
Please find enclosed the programme, as well as the presentations of the speakers.
The 4th CFE Professional Affairs Conference took place in Brussels on 29 November 2011. It dealt with regulation of the tax profession at national level and recent developments in EU legislation and ECJ case-law that may impact on regulation.
Speakers from national tax administration, the European Commission and the tax profession discussed benefits and disadvantages as well as Internal Market challenges of regulation to find out how the future regulatory environment for tax advisers will and should look like.
Mrs Stella Raventos, Mr Philip Baker QC, Prof. Pasquale Pistone, Mr Volker Heydt
CFE – ECJ SEMINAR Luxemburg, Tuesday 20 October 2009
The number of taxation issues that are being brought to the ECJ by the national courts is significant
The central purpose of this seminar is to address a key question which the European tax professionals are increasingly confronted with: “How do I ensure to advise my clients efficiently on tax dossiers which are (or are liable to be) affected by an ECJ decision?”