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WebinarWebinar: Managing Tax Disputes in Europe

This 1.5-hour interactive webinar introduces participants to the different means of managing double tax disputes arising from cross-border business operations in Europe. The webinar is centred around the new EU Directive on tax dispute resolution mechanisms. It contrasts the new Directive with the dispute resolution avenues in domestic law, double tax treaties (both pre and post-BEPS) and the Arbitration Convention. The different elements of the procedure will be described so that participants can understand their rights and obligations as well as the intricacies of the procedure, especially the possible obstacles and challenges they face upon the implementation of the dispute resolution mechanism.
 
Type:
Webinars
Language:
English
Level:
Intermediate
Price:
EUR 85 / USD 99 (VAT excl.)
Client offer:
Client offer: 20% discount for IBFD Membership clients and 10% discount for Global Tax Explorer (Plus) clients.
Bulk discount: a 20% discount will be applied to registrations received for 5 people or more made in one order. 
Important to note: If you register for a live webinar, your access will remain active for 12 months after the broadcast (in case you are unable to follow it live). Registrations to the live webinar will be closed at 12:00 CET one day prior to broadcast.
 
Webinar: Managing Tax Disputes in Europe

Overview and learning objectives

The last decade saw a huge increase in the volume, value and complexity of cross-border transactions in Europe. In addition, OECD BEPS and EU ATAD have provided several new but somehow ambiguous tools to tax administrations to strike down tax planning schemes. As result, the number of tax disputes is expected to increase sharply, which makes effective management of these procedures more important than ever. This 1.5-hour interactive webinar introduces participants to the different means of managing double tax disputes arising from cross-border business operations in Europe. The webinar is centred around the new EU Directive on tax dispute resolution mechanisms. It contrasts the new Directive with the dispute resolution avenues in domestic law, double tax treaties (both pre and post-BEPS) and the Arbitration Convention. The different elements of the procedure, such as the complaint, the mutual agreement procedure and the arbitration phase, will be described so that participants can understand their rights and obligations as well as the intricacies of the procedure, especially the possible obstacles and challenges they face upon the implementation of the dispute resolution mechanism.

After following this webinar, you will be able to:

  • compare the different ways of dispute resolution (domestic law, EU Directive, Arbitration Convention and double tax treaty based)
  • appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of the different means of dispute resolution
  • understand the context, background and the interrelationship between them
  • apprehend the impact of BEPS Action 14 on dispute resolution under double tax treaties
  • interpret dispute resolution under the new EU Directive, specifically
    • various phases
    • rights and obligations of taxpayers
    • deadlines and other procedural elements
    • the fallback mechanism: the role of national courts

Field of study
Taxes

Who should participate
The webinar is suitable for all tax professionals, notably tax advisers and in-house tax professionals who deal with cross-border transactions, structures or cases in Europe and wish to understand the opportunities the various double tax dispute resolution mechanisms mean for them.

Course level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level webinar. Participants taking this course are expected to have a basic understanding of mutual agreement and arbitration procedures in tax cases.

Advance preparation

Participation to this webinar does not require any preparation.

Interactive webinar - "Group Internet Based" (live webinar only)

To safeguard the interactive nature of the webinar, a limited number of participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended. During live webinars, it is possible to interact with the presenters via a chat message function. Please note that questions are answered based on relevance, order of receipt and available time. Additionally, participants in the live webinar are invited to answer poll questions or to complete short tests. Participants will also have access to the on-demand version for a further 12 months from the live date.
Date of live broadcast: 04 October 2018.

On-demand webinar

On-demand webinars are intended for individual self-study only. Unlike live webinars, they are not open to interactive participation or assistance of a real-time instructor. Access to on-demand webinars is granted for a period of 12 months.

Continuing Professional Education

Many accrediting organizations will grant CPE credit(s) for an IBFD audio-visual broadcast. It is advisable, however, that you check with your accrediting body as to whether this applies only to live webinars or to on-demand webinars as well.

The International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. NASBA possible CPE credits - 1.5 (only applicable to live webinar​).

Webinar registration details

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  • Setting the scene
  • Domestic law and tax treaty-based vs. EU dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Tax treaty-based MAP and arbitration
  • Practical considerations of the new EU Directive including real-life cases, different phases of dispute resolution, procedural aspects, rights and obligations of taxpayers, managing the procedures as a taxpayer, and the role of national courts
  • Effective date and implementation
  • Hans Mooij
    Hans Mooij, LLM, has spent almost a lifetime working in international tax, at virtually every level – policy, administration, advisory, litigation and academic. Since he started his own...
  • Jasna Voje
    Jasna Voje is an MSc Candidate in Taxation at the University of Oxford, with a research interest in dispute resolution and its interplay with taxpayer's rights. She acquired practical...
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    Tamás Kulcsár is a Manager at IBFD’s Tax Services team, as well as contracted expert of the IMF, with over ten years of experience in international tax, transfer pricing and VAT...