How to tackle tax evasion and tax avoidance?
Paving the way for fair tax competition in Europe.
In the light of the LuxLeaks revelations, ALDE MEPs were in November 2014 the first to call for a special committee to investigate the practices of tax evasion and avoidance. However, only in February 2015 has the "Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE)" been set up, which is due to finish its work within 6 months. Given this very short period of time and the high complexity of the subject matter, ALDE would like to create more awareness about the work of the committee and give participants of this seminar the possibility to get a deeper understanding and discuss the issues at stake with a range of high-level experts, such as Dr Achim Doerfer, author of "Die Steuervermeider" ("The Tax Avoiders"). The seminar will be co-hosted by the Co-Rapporteur of TAXE, Michael Theurer MEP and Nils Torvalds, MEP.