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Founded in 1992, the International Tax Policy Forum (ITPF) sponsors nonpartisan academic research and conferences to promote an informed dialogue on international tax issues. Currently, ITPF's membership includes more than 40 major, U.S.-based multinational companies. Contact Us

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Alan J. Auerbach
Mihir A. Desai
Michael Devereux
Michael J. Graetz
Michelle Hanlon
James R. Hines, Jr., Research Director
Matthew Slaughter

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Glen Hubbard

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Brexit: Paving the Way for Greater European Tax Harmonization?

Bloomberg

by Laurence Field (Crowe Clark Whitehill)

Harmonization lies at the core of many of the European Union's governing principles: could Brexit be the catalyst for greater harmonization among the remaining Member States?

This article explores recent attempts at European harmonization, assessing Franco-German drives for closer cooperation and integration on tax; analyzing the European Commission's latest re-launch of the common consolidated corporate tax base (“CCCTB”); and looking at whether the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union (“EU”) will be a catalyst for greater EU harmonization among the remaining Member States.
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OECD: More Transfer Pricing Drafts, Final VAT/GST Guidelines Coming

Tax Analysts

by Stephanie Soong Johnston (Tax Notes)

Additional drafts of revised and new transfer pricing guidance will come out in mid-2017, and final value added tax and goods and services tax guidelines will be published in April, according to OECD tax officials. The officials gave updates on other work related to the base erosion and profit-shifting project, the G-20 mandated work on tax certainty, and automatic information exchange.
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Focus BEPS Work on Practical Results, Not Participation: Stack

Bloomberg

by Rick Mitchell (Bloomberg BNA)

The OECD effort to rebuild the global tax system should focus on practical work that benefits the international tax community rather than trying to get as many countries as possible around the table, a former Treasury official said.

The OECD’s so-called inclusive framework for implementing the four minimum standards of the international project to fight base erosion and profit shifting has brought in many countries that aren’t members of the OECD, which launched the BEPS project, or even of the Group of 20 nations, which endorsed BEPS outcomes, Robert Stack, a former U.S. deputy assistant Treasury secretary for international tax policy, noted March 27. The G-20’s members account for about 85 percent of the global economy, he said.
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