The Economic & Fiscal Forum of the Netherlands British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), in cooperation with PwC and Burson-Marsteller, has organised a round table session on September 3, 2015 on the Dutch tax climate. Led by Edwin Visser, partner and tax policy EMEA leader at PwC, with different experts from the fiscal science and practice, five propositions which have been put forward by members of the NBCC have been discussed during the Round Table session. The purpose of the meeting was to define and provide recommendations to the Dutch government about the Netherlands' position in the post-BEPS 1) era with a view to support The Netherlands position as an attractive location for international companies and which tax instruments are needed for this?
The OECD presented the final versions of the reports BEPS on October 5th, 2015. In addition, an anti-BEPS directive of the European Commission is expected to be published shortly. The European Commission concluded last year that the Netherlands has unlawfully granted state aid to a Dutch company of the American multinational Starbucks. The Dutch reaction as EU president on these developments are considered to be crucial by the NBCC.
The full (Dutch language) report on the Round Table conference can be downloaded here.
Members of the NBCC Economic & Fiscal Forum are predominantly large UK corporates with a significant presence in the Netherlands and include BP, British American Tobacco, Diageo, RELX Group, Tata Steel and Vodafone.
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