International: CFE Tax Advisers Europe: our presence and focus
CFE Tax Advisers Europe met in Brussels over 12-13 May for a series of committee meetings and a General Assembly. The CIOT was represented at the General Assembly by Helen Whiteman, Chief Executive, alongside fellow UK member organisation, the ICAEW’s Tax Faculty.
CIOT volunteers play a pivotal role on all of the CFE’s technical committees and special thanks are extended to:
- Julia Cockroft and Makayla White, members of CFE’s New Tax Professionals committee;
- Jeremy Woolf, Chair of the Fiscal committee’s Indirect Taxes sub-committee;
- Chris Lallemand, member of the Fiscal committee’s Direct Taxes sub-committee;
- Ian Hayes, Chair of the Tax Technology committee (and CIOT Council member);
- Paul Aplin, member of the Tax Technology committee and Chair of its MTD Taskforce (and CIOT Council member);
- Alistair Cliffe and Head of Professional Standards Jane Mellor who represent CIOT on the Professional Affairs committe; and
- Gary Ashford who is one of CFE’s Vice Presidents (and CIOT Deputy President).
A wide range of topics were covered at each of those meetings including:
- the draft directive in relation to Pillar 2;
- the proposed ‘unshell’ directive;
- drafting an opinion statement on the treatment of VAT on compensation payments;
- the taxation of cryptocurrencies;
- the regulation of tax advisers;
- findings from a CFE wide survey on Making Tax Digital; and
- the progress made by the respective administrations in each jurisdiction.
Further information about CFE can be found at www.tax.org.uk/cfe-tax-advisers-europe, as well as the committee meeting discussions. To find out more about the CFE, its origins and our membership, please read our article in Tax Adviser magazine at www.taxadvisermagazine.com/cfe.
In September, CFE will meet to consider the election of a new CFE President, our role in the climate change agenda and a continuance of the tax technical committee discussions, consultations, opinions and sharing best practice across member jurisdictions.
Jeremy Woolf, Chair of the Fiscal committee’s Indirect Taxes sub-committee (far left), in panel discussion