GAAR rising: a new chapter in tax enforcement
Around the world, tax policy continues to shift at an unprecedented pace. Converging trends, including a shifting global economy, globalization and rapidly-changing business models mean that countries are constantly reassessing how competitive they are from a tax standpoint. But at the same time, they also need to protect their tax base from erosion by what they perceive as abusive tax planning. Moving hand-in-hand with a general increase in tax enforcement globally, many countries are in the process of either proposing or enacting both general and specific anti-avoidance rules.
For the corporate enterprise, this trend presents yet another layer of uncertainty to be managed.
Join our team of Ernst & Young professionals as they discuss how the anti-abuse landscape continues to take shape, how individual countries are approaching anti-abuse and how companies can proactively manage all stages of their tax life cycle to reduce the risk of a controversy arising from GAAR or other anti-abuse measures. Our panelists’ viewpoints will be supplemented by recorded insights from subject matter professionals in Brazil, Canada, China and Russia.
Christopher Sanger, Ernst & Young LLP (UK), Global and EMEIA Director of Tax Policy Services
Howard Adams, Ernst & Young, Asia Pacific and Australia Tax Controversy Leader
Satya Poddar, Ernst & Young, India
Jeffrey Owens, Ernst & Young LLP (UK), Senior Policy Adviser to the Global Vice-Chair of Tax Services
Robert Hanson, Ernst & Young LLP (US), Global Director of Tax Controversy Services