Tax Planning Strategies and Experiences Forum

Date: 06 November 2015
Time: 8.55 – 17.45 CET    Venue: NH Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam

During this conference, Willem Bongaerts, Tax partner Bird & Bird NL, will speak about one of the recent developments in the BEPS project: hybrid mismatches.

Tax directors are faced with increasingly challenging group tax issues particularly involving business restructuring and reorganisations. Tax structuring for complex transactions entails intensive financial and compliance obstacles in the current environment. Tax directors must take both technical and strategic approaches to managing the corporate tax position during these transactions. Tax authorities are requiring more documentation and consistency.

And with the Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) project, new guidelines, limitations and national legislation are anticipated to take affect in the coming months. As a result, companies need to take a close examination of their financial  payments, tax treaty use, PEs, and their digital assets. It is imperative to strengthen tax treatment of intangible assets including patents, know-how, R&D centres and transfer of marketing intangibles. Loss utilisation, profit repatriation and M&A financing strategies are priorities for contributing to tax efficiency. In particular the opportunities and challenges are in emerging markets.

Attend this fifth annual forum to benchmark how other tax directors are implementing advanced tax planning strategies around the world; hear their perspectives - both success stories and lessons learned. Utilise this event to learn from their experiences, compare solutions and take away concrete strategies that you can use to drive strategic transformation in your enterprise .