International Bar Association – Annual conference 2016 – Washington DC

It’s a small world after all: practical protection of taxpayers in exchange of information between taxation authorities

Past event
18 September 2016, 12:00 - 23 September 2016, 12:00

It’s a small world after all: practical protection of taxpayers in exchange of information between taxation authorities

Presented by the Taxation Section, the Individual Tax and Private Client Committee and the Taxes Committee

Session Co-Chairs
Rachel Harris Loeb & Loeb, Los Angeles, California, USA
Alejandro Torres Rivero Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa y Cia, Mexico City, Mexico

Cross-border exchange of tax information has proliferated in recent years, under double tax treaties and tax information exchange agreements, FATCA, the EU Savings Tax Directive and now, the Directive on Administrative Cooperation, and more is expected through the OECD Common Reporting Standard, the exchange of tax rulings proposed in BEPS, and the prospect of country-by country reporting. But many taxpayers legitimately want to keep their commercial and financial information private, and to maintain the confidentiality of advice and documents that are legally privileged. Not all tax authorities are as sophisticated or as careful with confidential information as others. How can a taxpayer’s legitimate interests be defended from the ever-more burdensome obligations of disclosure and the risks involved in information exchange across borders?

Speakers
Juerg Birri KPMG, Zurich, Switzerland
Michael Coburn Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Michel Collet CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, Neuilly sur Seine, France
Inbal Faibish Wassmer Rosak Rosenberg Abramovich Schneller, Zurich, Switzerland

Venue
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008

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Michel Collet
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Paris