CFE Tax Advisers Europe, the leading association of European tax institutes and tax advisers’ national associations, held its General Assembly and technical committee meetings on 7 June in Brussels. By unanimous vote of the CFE General Assembly, Croatia, represented by the Croatian Chamber of Tax Advisers (HKPS), was admitted as a full member of CFE Tax Advisers Europe. Further information on the CFE member and observer organisations is available here.

Delegates of the CFE member organisations discussed among other issues, the preparations for the CFE’s 60th Anniversary, to be marked at the next General Assembly at 4 October in Torino, Italy, co-hosted by the CFE member organisations from Italy, ANTI and CNDCEC.

The Global Tax Advisers Platform (GTAP), representing more than 600,000 tax advisers in Europe, Asia and Africa met in Brussels in conjunction with the CFE Tax Advisers Europe General Assembly. Representatives of CFE Tax Advisers Europe met with delegates from the Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants’ Association (“AOTCA”) and the West African Union of Tax Institutes (“WAUTI”), as well as observer organisations such as STEP and AMA. Further steps were discussed to contribute to the international tax reform debate on behalf of the global tax professionals community, as well as the recently adopted joint paper on the OECD consultation on tax morale.

Traditionally, CFE Tax Advisers Europe awards the Albert J Rädler Medal Award for academic excellence in European taxation. This year’s medal, by unanimous decision of the CFE Academic Jury composed of Prof Dr Pasquale Pistone, Prof Dr Michael Lang and Prof. Dr Otmar Thömmes was awarded to Tom Ceulemans of the University of Antwerp for his Master’s thesis entitled “The Implementation of Articles 7 and 9 ATAD (EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive) regarding CFC rules into Belgian Corporate Income Tax Law”. The press-release is available here.