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Commission on Taxation 2017-01-16T15:59:02+00:00

The ICC Commission on Taxation promote transparent and non-discriminatory treatment of foreign investment and earnings that eliminates tax obstacles to cross-border business transactions

With over 130+ members from tens of countries, the commission provides for a global forum comprising  taxation specialists from all sectors of business and private practice, including representatives from some of the world’s leading companies and tax consultancy firms, representing a wide range of national backgrounds and business representative organizations.

ABOUT THE COMMISSION

The commission examines major policy issues of interest to world business. It analyses developments in international fiscal policy and legislation and puts forward business views on government and intergovernmental projects affecting taxation.

The commission’s observers include representatives of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), International Bar Association (IBA), the International Stock Exchange Federation (FIBV), the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and BUSINESSEUROPE.

In order to engage business views and tackle issues related to international taxation, the commission also works closely with the above mentioned organizations including the United Nations Committee of Experts in Tax Matters.

  • Monitor implementation of the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS) outcomes and provide further views into G20/OECD follow-up deliberations – including on the BEPS multilateral instrument to modify bilateral tax treaties.
  • Contribute – in cooperation with the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR – to UN and OECD deliberations on effective tax dispute resolution mechanisms.
  • Lead global business input into the work of the UN Committee of Experts in Tax Matters and its sub-committees – including on dispute resolution, royalties and the taxation of technical services.
  • Develop principles on responsible taxation for companies and tax administrations alike that could provide guidance for a company’s policy/code of conduct.
  • Promote ICC recommendations on transfer pricing in relevant intergovernmental policy processes, including the OECD, the WCO, the UN and the G20, and explore a possible ICC position on substance requirements for transfer pricing.
  • Continue to provide business input on indirect taxation from a global business perspective, including VAT related issues.

Jean Baeten, VBO-FEB
Jacques Malherbe, LIEDEKERKE WOLTERS WAELBROECK KIRKPATRICK
Goedele Van der Linden, MARSH SA/NV
Paulette Vander Schueren, MAYER BROWN EUROPE BRUSSELS LLP
Marc Verbeek, KARMA CONSULTING

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