Professional Affairs Committee
The Professional Affairs Committee engages in the policy areas that concern and affect the exercise of the tax advisory profession. By way of submitting position papers and engaging with the European Commission and the OECD, the Professional Affairs Committee advances the CFE Board priorities that concern the tax advisory profession at large.
In the past year, the Professional Affairs Committee participated in many initiatives at EU and OECD level that aim to contribute to the ongoing policy debate and to voice the concerns of European tax advisers. Apart from partaking in ongoing discussions with the EU Commission in different policy areas, the Professional Affairs Committee regularly responds to various EU and OECD questionnaires and also drafts technical updates of relevance for tax advisers which are aimed at informing the members of recent developments.
The work of the Professional Affairs Committee broadly covers issues such as: ethics and professional codes, anti-money laundering, reporting of tax avoidance schemes, cooperation with tax authorities, digitalisation of tax services, taxpayers’ rights, tax certainty, professional qualifications and regulation, liability and insurance, cross-border mobility, business structures of tax firms, client confidentiality and legal privilege.