The international dimension of taxation has significantly spread out over the recent years with a worrying inflation of legal uncertainty. Banks face this uncertainty from a double perspective. As tax payers they are liable for the corporate income tax, while as ‘tax intermediaries’ and tax collectors they have to comply with operational tax requirements originating from their customer relationships.
Against this backdrop the European Banking Federation on 22 November in Brussels organizes its 2017 tax conference under the title ‘Achieving Tax Certainty in a World of Uncertainty’.
Since its first edition in 2014 the EBF Tax Conference has become a landmark event for tax specialists in the European banking sector, bringing together key stakeholders on pivotal tax questions. Speakers and delegates come from government bodies such as the OECD and EU institutions, the industry, academia, legal and consulting firms and the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation.
The EBF 2017 Tax Conference: Achieving Tax Certainty in a World of Uncertainty
December 7, 2017 EBF Meeting Centre, Brussels
Find here the presentations:
• Prof Robert DANON, Director, Tax Policy Center, University of Lausanne, Partner, Danon & Salomé (pdf)
• Ms Giorgia MAFFINI, Head of Unit of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, OECD (pdf)
• Ms Anuschka BAKKER, Manager Transfer Pricing and Specialist Knowledge Group, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (pdf)
• Mr Roger KAISER, Senior Policy Adviser, EBF (pdf)
• Mr Thomas NEALE, Head of Unit, DG Taxud, European Commission, Code conduct WHT (pdf), Tax Reporting (pdf)
• Mr Wim MIJS, CEO, European Banking Federation (pdf)
OECD’s work to better tax digital will seek solutions for all players, since the whole economy is going digital; very hard discussions are to be expected though, as usual when new rules mean relocation of tax revenues between countries, says @OECDtax’s Giorgia Maffini #EBFtax2017
Unilateral measures to tax digital economy is one of the tax certainty challenges in a post-BEPS world, says @Prof_R_Danon at #EBFtax2017, asking to what extent would an interim measure, such as a turnover tax, achieve tax certainty #TaxToGo
The EBF is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together national banking associations from 45 countries. The EBF is committed to a thriving European economy that is underpinned by a stable, secure and inclusive financial ecosystem, and to a flourishing society where financing is available to fund the dreams of citizens, businesses and innovators everywhere.
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