CFEis proudly announcing its yearly CFE AwardAlbert J. Rädler Medal 2016, which is aimed at encouraging academic excellence in European taxation among Master's students. To be eligible for the CFE Award Albert J. Rädler Medal 2016, applicants aged 30 years or under should have completed a Master’s thesis awarded with Distinction in the area of European taxation. The thesis should be written in English or, alternatively, an English translation should be provided.
The CFE has been appointed as a member of the European Commission´s advisory VAT Expert Group for the 2016-2019 term starting on 1 October 2016. CFE´s representatives will be Ms Trudy Perié from the Netherlands and Mr Jeremy Woolf from the UK.
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.