Global Tax Reform and Digital Taxation

The OECD is expected to release “blueprints” in early October setting out details of the current state of play regarding the two pillars of the global tax reform initiative. The blueprints are understood to reflect the aspects of the proposals on which the Inclusive Framework jurisdictions have been able to agree so far. The G20 ministers have agreed to try to reach agreement on both pillars before the end of 2020, but it remains uncertain how realistic this is. While it has been suggested that agreement on just one of the pillars may be feasible, it is unclear whether there is sufficient political will to split the proposals. This webinar will provide an overview of the details of the agreed aspects of the proposals, as well as those aspects on which further discussion is needed. The webinar will address the potential business implications of the proposals and also discuss the various alternative proposals that individual countries, including the European Union, are considering (or have already implemented), and what failure to agree on the Pillar I and II proposals might mean for these alternative proposals.

Topics covered 

  • Overview of current proposals
  • Business impact
  • Alternative initiatives
  • Predictions for the future

Learning objectives

Topics to be discussed in this webinar include the details of the current state of play regarding the two pillars of the G20’s global tax reform initiative, i.e. Pillar I on the reallocation of international taxing rights in favour of market jurisdictions, and Pillar II on the introduction of a global minimum tax.

After following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • understand those aspects of the proposals on which agreement appears likely, as well as those on which further discussion is needed 
  • anticipate practical implications of the proposals for multinational businesses
  • recognize what alternative approaches individual countries may be taking or have already taken and their practical implications 


(at time of broadcast)

  • Jeroen Kuppens, KPMG Meijburg & Co.
  • Betty Andrade, IBFD
  • Barry Larking, Special Counsel IBFD

Field of study


Who should participate

The webinar is suitable for all tax professionals, including in-house tax managers and directors, tax lawyers, advisers, policymakers and government officials who wish to have a better understanding of how the new Pillar I and Pillar II solutions may affect the tax position of MNEs.

Course level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level webinar. Participants in this webinar are expected to have a good understanding of international tax law and transfer pricing.

Advance preparation

Participation in this webinar does not require any preparation.

Interactive webinar - “Group Internet Based” (live webinar only)

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Date of live broadcast: 22 October 2020

On-demand webinar

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