At the CFE General Assembly on 23 September 2016 in Warsaw, Piergiorgio Valente (Italy) was elected CFE President for a two-year term starting on 1 January 2017. He will succeed Henk Koller (the Netherlands) who has not stood for re-election.
On 13 November 2015, the CFE, together with two other international professional bodies of tax advisers, together representing more than 500,000 tax advisers worldwide, presented their joint proposal for a Model Taxpayer Charter.
The work is a collaboration of:
· AOTCA (Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants´ Association), representing 330,000 tax advisers from 20 professional bodies in 16 countries in the Asian-Pacific region;
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.