TEI EMEA Chapter
We are some 300 Tax Executives in the TEI EMEA Chapter in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and from a wide range of industries, whether small or multi-billion company, manufacturing or trading or services, headquarter in EMEA or outside of EMEA. The EMEA Chapter of TEI puts its goals and objectives – education, networking, advocacy –into practice in the following ways:
Education: The Chapter holds three meetings per year, one each in the Fall, Winter, and Spring, in different locations within the chapters region. The format of these meetings includes a full-day educational program presented by a professional firm and a chapter day. We try to ensure that we have meetings at least once every year in one of the hub areas where the majority of our members are located (that is Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland and UK) and one in a potential growth area.
Networking: The Chapter holds its Chapter meetings over the course of two consecutive days. The first day is "Chapter day" and is for TEI members only. Chapter day is truly unique as during this day a wide range of topics is discussed by / for in-house professionals, including a Roundtable segment which allows members to exchange information and identify members with similar issues. The second day is "Education day" which is organized together with the sponsoring professional firm. The professional firm also hosts a dinner between the days during which members have the opportunity to interact with colleagues as well as tax professionals from the sponsoring organisation in an informal setting.
Advocacy: The Chapter advocacy activities have been spotlighted during the years with the formation of a European Direct Tax committee, to continue the Chapter’s successful advocacy efforts with the European Commission and the OECD and to initiate other appropriate advocacy projects. Recent Chapter advocacy included:
- TEI responds to the European Commission’s Public Consultation Regarding the Definitive VAT System for Business to Business Intra-EU Transactions on Goods on March 19, 2017.
- On March 17, 2017, TEI Responds to European Commission’s Public Consultation Regarding the Reform of VAT Rates.
- TEI Participates in OECD BEPS Public Consultations on the use of the profit split method for transfer pricing purposes and the attribution of profits to permanent establishments under the OECD’s BEPS Project.
- TEI Comments on Proposed UK Tax Strategy Publication Requirement and submitted comments with HM Revenue & Customs, the revenue authority in the United Kingdom, regarding a proposal in the UK government's Finance Bill 2016 to require certain large businesses with UK operations to publish a UK tax strategy.
We welcome business tax professionals from both direct and indirect tax specialties, from all industries and from any country. Please feel free to attend one of our meetings as a Non-Member, to see for yourself how you can benefit from membership and participation in the activities of the EMEA Chapter, or contact us for further information.