The EBF Tax Conference is a landmark event for the European banking sector. It aims for an active exchange of views with all key stakeholders on taxation and tax compliance.
The 2019 edition will aim to present forward-looking views and proposals with the aim to enhance the fairness and the efficiency of the EU tax framework by 2024, considering the impact that these changes may have on European banks.
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome notes
10:10 – 10:30 Opening Session: International tax challenges in a context of globalisation and digitisation
International tax standards are currently undergoing unprecedented changes in depth and scale to align with the globalisation of international business and the digitisation of economic activities.
10:30 – 12:00 Panel debate: Update of the international and EU corporate tax rules in the digital age
The first panel discussion will consider how a new concept of nexus and new rules to attribute profits to branches could be applied in the banking sector.
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 – 14:55 Panel debate: The application of VAT on Financial Services back on the EU agenda
The second panel discussion will discuss how to address the non-neutrality and legal uncertainty of the current exemption regime.
14:55 – 15:25 Coffee Break
15:25 – 16:40 Panel debate: Transparency of Customers and Investors
The third panel will be dedicated to international tax transparency standards and their implementation in the EU. It will discuss in particular how new technologies could help remove the existing tax barriers to cross-border portfolio investments.
16:40 – 17:00 Concluding Remarks