The 9th European Conference on Tax Advisers’ Professional Affairs
“Involving tax advisers in fighting tax avoidance - what will change?”
10.00 - 10.15
Welcome - Henk Koller, President of the CFE & Simona Štravs, President of ZDSS
Introduction by the Moderator Dick Barmentlo, Chairman of the CFE Professional Affairs Committee
10.15 - 12.30 Session 1: Fighting tax avoidance - A new array of tools
Session 1 aims at presenting and explaining various disincentives proposed or discussed at EU, OECD or national level against tax advisers who facilitate tax avoidance.
John Peterson, Head of Unit, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Reinhard Biebel, Unit D2 Head of Sector “Corporate Tax Transparency”, DG Taxud, European Commission
Luděk Niedermayer, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the PANA Committee of Inquiry and the ECON Committee
Ray McCann, Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Partner at Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP, United Kingdom
Questions and answers
12.30 - 13.15 Lunch
13.15 - 14.45 Session 2: Do tax advisers need new regulations?
Session 2 will discuss which of these tools are most appropriate and pose the question whether the new measures require new regulation. Is there a need for an EU-wide approach? Does this require legislation, or is coordination sufficient?
Mateja Vraničar-Erman, Ministry of Finance, Slovenia
Dominik Bernhofer, Policy Advisor, Austrian Federal Chancellor´s Office, Austria (tbc)
Mitja Černe, BDO, Slovenia
Radek Neužil, CEO, Czech Chamber of Tax Advisers, Czech Republic
Questions and answers / Panel discussion with all speakers
14.45 Concluding remarks by the Moderator
15.00 End of the conference