Annual Tax conference

As predicted at our last Annual Tax Seminar, 2015 has proven to be an intense year in terms of international and EU developments to curb agressive tax planning.

On 5 October 2015, the OECD released its final reports under the action plan against base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). Over more than 1,000 pages, the OECD sets out recommendations touching every corner of the international tax system (including national tax rules). While it is not clear yet how and when the different proposed actions will be implemented by Luxembourg, in some areas, such as harmful intellectual property rights regimes and increased transparency through country-by-country reports, concrete implementation steps have already been taken.

The fight against BEPS and agressive tax structuring is also at the top of the agenda at the level of the EU. Further to the amendment of the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive in 2013/2014, the EU Commission has managed to muster enough political support for the adoption of a directive to enhance tax transparency through automatic exchange of tax rulings among EU Member States. Furthermore, on 28 January 2016, the EU Commission has released a package of proposals to implement at EU level a large part of the OECD BEPS recommendations.

Whether or not unanimity will be reached for the adoption of this ambitious EU BEPS package remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the EU Commission does not refrain from using EU State aid rules (with a focus on tax rulings granted by Member States) as a means to damp down tax competition among EU Member State without need for unanimity.

In light of these developments, please join us on Tuesday 23 February for our Annual Tax Seminar as we provide forward looking perspectives and insights on the Luxembourg, European and international tax environment.

 

 

Programme

 

17:30 Registration

17:50 The Luxembourg tax environment: current trends and outlook
Speaker: Patrick Mischo, Tax Partner

18:10 The EU’s reaction to BEPS: from increased transparency to harmonised EU corporate tax rules?
Speakers: Florent Trouiller, Tax Counsel, and Paul Berna, Tax Senior Associate

18:40 The EU Commission’s plan B: State aid investigations against tax rulings. Where are we standing and how does it impact Luxembourg tax structuring?
Speaker: Jean Schaffner, Tax Partner

19:00 Final remarks and Q&A

 

Drinks and canapes will be served after the conference.

The conference will be held in English.

Please register online before 16 February 2016 by clicking on the link in the right column.

Please click on "Directions" in the right column for more information on the venue.

Registrations are now closed.

 



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If you have any queries, please contact Alina Golovkova on +352 444455 234 or via email.

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