Business in Europe Framework for Income Taxation (BEFIT)– challenges at national and EU level

09:30 | Welcome and introduction

  • Ioannis Vardakastanis, President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Petru Sorin Dandea, Rapporteur for the EESC opinion on "Business in Europe: Framework for Income Taxation (BEFIT)"

09:45 | Keynote addresses

  • Ioanna Mitroyanni, Deputy Head of Unit, Company Taxation Initiatives, DG TAXUD, European Commission
  • Evelyn Regner, Rapporteur for BEFIT, FISC Subcommittee, European Parliament

Moderator: Petru Sorin Dandea, Rapporteur for the EESC

Interaction via Twitter/Slido

10:15 | Panel 1: BEFIT – strengths and weaknesses of the new corporate tax rulebook

  • João Félix Pinto Nogueira, Professor of Tax Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Deputy Academic Chairman at IBFD
  • Elodie Lamer, Journalist, Tax Analyst

11:00 | Break

11:15 | Panel 2: Compliance costs for European businesses

  • Pieter Baert, Tax specialist, EPRS, European Parliament
  • Marlies De Ruiter, Tax Partner, Global International Tax Policy Leader, EY

12:00 | Panel 3: Transfer pricing – from OECD framework to common EU application of the arm's-length principle

  • Mauro Faggion, seconded national expert, Corporate tax transparency/Transfer Pricing, DG TAXUD, European Commission
  • Ingela Willfors, Director, Tax and Customs Department, Ministry of Finance, Sweden
  • Monique van Herksen, Simmons & Simmons, Tax and Employment Law Team

12:55 - 13:00 | Conclusions of the public hearing

The debate is webstreamed (original, FR, EN, IT) and recorded.