SOURCE: USCIB

USCIB

May 23, 2013 13:46 ET

Washington Tax Conference to Weigh New Scrutiny of Global Companies

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - Against a backdrop of slow economic growth and increased attention to international corporate tax practices, executives from a range of global companies will meet with tax experts from the OECD and member governments at the 2013 OECD International Tax Conference, June 3-4 in Washington, D.C.

Now in its eighth year, the sold-out conference is organized by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB) in cooperation with the 34-nation OECD, which is the leading global forum for discussion of international tax policies.

"The OECD is a valuable source of guidance on sensible policies and regulation, especially on the tax front," said Rob Mulligan, USCIB's senior vice president for policy and government affairs. "Decisions on tax policy can have a major impact on cross-border investment flows, and policy makers must make wise choices to maximize economic growth, job creation and development."

The conference will focus on the challenge of adapting longstanding international tax principles to the modern economy. The agenda covers the OECD's work on what it terms "base erosion and profit shifting," transfer pricing of intangibles, jurisdiction to tax issues and tax transparency. Efforts to integrate the views of emerging and developing economies into the OECD's work are also on the program.

Speakers at the two-day event will include:

  • Pascal Saint-Amans, director, OECD Center for Tax Policy and Administration
  • Robert B. Stack, deputy assistant secretary for international tax policy, U.S. Treasury
  • Will Morris, director of global tax policy, GE International
  • Mike Williams, director of business and international tax, Her Majesty's Treasury, U.K.
  • Bill Sample, corporate vice president for worldwide tax, Microsoft

The conference is co-organized by USCIB, the OECD and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, which represents the view of industry in the Paris-based body. Details at www.uscibtax.org.

About USCIB:
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations. USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment.

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