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Piergiorgio Valente elected next CFE President - Election of new Board members

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.

As new Vice President, Petra Pospíšilová (Czech Republic) was elected. New Chairwoman of the Fiscal Committee will be Stella Raventós-Calvo (Spain). The CFE Professional Affairs Committee will be chaired by Wim Gohres (the Netherlands). Vice Presidents Bruno Gouthière (France) and Ian Hayes (United Kingdom) as well as Treasurer Branislav Kováč (Slovakia) were re-elected.


CFE presents the Final Report of the Model Taxpayer Charter

The CFE is proud to announce the publication of the final version of the Model Taxpayer Charter. The Charter, which is based on good tax practice, strongly advocates a balanced approach between taxpayer rights and responsibilities.

Please find below our press release including the 10 fundamental principles.

The Charter and the Final Report can be accessed online:

Hardcopies can be obtained from the IBFD:



Towards greater fairness in taxation: A Model Taxpayer Charter

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;

·         CFE (Confédération Fiscale Européenne), the European federation of tax advisers, representing more than 200,000 tax advisers from 26 professional bodies in 21 European countries; and

·         STEP, representing more than 20,000 trust and estate practitioners in 95 countries.

The overriding purpose of the Charter is to foster a relationship of mutual trust, respect and responsibility between taxpayers and the State in order to reduce the cost of compliance, increase the quality and efficacy of willing compliance, and ensure that all taxpayers are treated equally, and without bias or preference. Care has been taken to strike a fair balance between rights and responsibilities to make the Charter acceptable and beneficial to both governments and taxpayers. The Model Taxpayer Charter can be accessed at The Charter was presented at the CFE PAC Conference in Amsterdam on the same day, titled "Big Data - a threat to taxpayer rights?". Please find below a Press Release as well as translations into several languages:



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