Press releases

December 15, 2022
ETAF welcomes the agreement on Pillar Two Implementing Directive

The European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) welcomes today's agreement between EU Member States on the Implementing Directive on Pillar Two of the OECD agreement to reform the international tax system by introducing a minimum 15% effective tax rate for large multinational enterprises (MNE). The agreed rules will apply to any large group, both domestic and […]

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December 9, 2022
VAT goes digital - the tax practitioners' perspective

During a conference organized by the European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) on 7 December 2022, tax advisers discussed with Patrice Pillet, Head of Unit VAT at the European Commission, how the package “VAT in the digital age” (ViDA) will affect our profession and what are its expected benefits, just one day before its official adoption […]

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October 12, 2022
SAFE: the Commission must not pick the wrong target

The European Commission’s public consultation on a proposal for a Directive to tackle the role of enablers that facilitate tax evasion and aggressive tax planning (Securing the Activity Framework for Enablers – SAFE), expected in the first half of 2023, comes to an end today. Representing the voice of 215 000 regulated tax advisers at EU […]

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June 15, 2022
EU officials and tax advisers discuss the European Commission’s plan to regulate tax advice

On 14 June 2022, EU officials and tax advisers from all over Europe discussed how the regulation of the tax adviser profession can help to curb down abusive tax avoidance during a conference organised by the European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) in Brussels. It was a timely topic as the European Commission publicly announced in […]

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April 26, 2022
ETAF welcomes the FISC hearing on reinforcing the regulation of tax intermediaries

On 25 April 2022, the subcommittee on tax matters (FISC) of the European Parliament held a hearing on "how to reinforce the regulation of intermediaries to create an intermediary sector that ensures a fair and user-friendly tax system". As the European federation for regulated tax advisers, ETAF commends the outcomes of the hearing and the […]

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December 22, 2021
ETAF welcomes Commission’s proposal for Pillar II – but still many challenges ahead

On Wednesday 22 December, the European Commission presented a proposal for a Directive implementing the historic OECD tax agreement on a global minimum effective corporate tax rate set at 15% (so-called ‘Pillar II’). The European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) welcomes this proposal, bringing the EU one step closer to fair taxation. For tax advisers’ clients, […]

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October 26, 2021
Tax evasion damages our societies and has to be fought against – How professional regulation can help

The European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) welcomes the Pandora Papers revelations because they have shown that there is still much to be done in the fight against tax fraud. In the wake of this new tax scandal, the European Parliament adopted during its Plenary session on 21 October 2021 a resolution calling on the EU […]

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October 13, 2021
EU officials and tax advisers discuss how to ensure a Stable Recovery through Fair Taxation

On 12 October, EU officials and tax advisers from all over Europe discussed how to ensure a Stable Recovery through Fair Taxation during a conference organised by the European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) in Brussels. In his welcome address, ETAF President Philippe Arraou recalled that a stable recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic can only be […]

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October 11, 2021
ETAF welcomes the agreement on a new framework for international tax reform

On Friday 8 October, 136 members of the OECD Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) reached a final agreement on a new framework for international tax reform. The European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) welcomes this step and expects the G20 Finance Ministers to endorse the deal during their meeting in Washington on […]

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September 14, 2021
ETAF General Assembly re-elects Philippe Arraou as President

On 14 September 2021, the ETAF General Assembly unanimously re-elected Philippe Arraou as President for another three years. The members of ETAF also appointed Andrea Rabb as a new Board Member while Michael Korth, Volker Kaiser, Robert Sova and Benoît Vanderstichelen have been re-elected for another term in the Board.

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