Tax TalkBringing you insight from the 71st Congress of the International Fiscal Association in Rio

71st Congress of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) - Rio 2017

A range of international tax luminaries give their views on the BEPS Multilateral Instrument (MLI), country-by-country reporting, blockchain, and the digital economy.

Pascal Saint-Amans (7:56) 
Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD, discusses the challenges of taxing the digital economy, BEPS implementation, country-by-country reporting, and blockchain.
Porus Kaka (6:19) 
Porus Kaka, International Fiscal Association (IFA) President, discusses how IFA has changed over the past few years, the success of BEPS, public release of country-by-country reporting, the digital economy, and blockchain.
Murray Clayson (8:28) 
Murray Clayson, Tax Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and incoming International Fiscal Association (IFA) President, discusses BEPS implementation, country-by-country reporting, tax avoidance, Brexit, unilateral action in the UK and India, and indirect taxation.
Martin Kreienbaum (5:36) 
Martin Kreienbaum, Director General of International Taxation, German Federal Ministry of Finance, and Chair of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs, OECD, discusses taxing the digital economy, the public release of country-by-country reporting information, and the issue of source and residence.
Brian Peccarelli (5:58) 
Brian Peccarelli, President of Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting, discusses blockchain, regulating the digital economy, keeping up with the pace of technological change, BEPS implementation, and country-by-country reporting.
IFA Delegate Interviews (3:52) 
As the BEPS implementation deadline draws nearer, Axel Threfall, editor-at-large, Reuters, asked delegates on the floor at IFA what they felt were the most pressing challenges for the year ahead.
Akhilesh Ranjan (6:04) 
Akhilesh Ranjan, Chief Income Tax Commissioner with the Government of India, discusses the complexity of BEPS implementation and his views on the MLI, allocation of taxing rights between the state of source and the state of residence, the public release of country-by-country reporting, India’s progress on taxing the digital economy, and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India.
Tatiana Falcão (6:00) 
Tatiana Falcão, former Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations, discusses the digital economy and residence vs. source taxation as well as how developing countries benefit from the BEPS project and MLI.
Sam Cicogna (6:04) 
Sam Cicogna, Vice President and Head of ONESOURCE Transfer Pricing for the Corporate Division of Tax and Accounting, Thomson Reuters, discusses BEPS implementation and the challenges faced by Corporates, public country-by-country reporting, and blockchain.
Robert Sledz (3:55) 
Robert Sledz, J.D., LL.M., Editor/Author with the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, discusses BEPS country-by-country reporting, how developing nations can benefit from BEPS and the MLI, and the digital economy.
Jesse Eggert (4:56) 
Jesse Eggert, Principal, Washington National Tax at KPMG, discusses the challenges of implementing the BEPS Action Plan, reception of the MLI and the benefits for developing nations, and country-by-country reporting deadlines.
Enrique Díaz Tong (4:22) 
Enrique Díaz Tong, TP Consulting associate and Lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru, discusses the challenges of BEPS implementation and how developing countries, such as Peru, will benefit from BEPS and the MLI.
Jeremy Cape (6:03) 
Jeremy Cape, Tax Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, discusses the implementation of BEPS and the MLI in African nations as well as country-by-country reporting deadlines.
Dan Berman (7:13) 
Dan Berman, Principal, International Tax, RSM US LLP, discusses BEPS implementation, year-end deadlines around country-by-country reporting, and taxing the digital economy.