When we look to the long term future, many of the challenges and opportunities that we see ahead, both for tax and more generally, can probably be grouped into categories which deal with shifts in economic power, demographic shifts, technological change, greater urbanisation and climate change/ resource scarcity.
There are trends that we see ranging from the current to the more medium term. We’ve now started to raise some of these trends through our regular Tax Policy Bulletins and alerts from specific networks, including for example those stemming from the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan, EU fiscal State aid and those around the likely growth of cooperative compliance in many territories. Our annual Paying Taxes report also provides trends in key elements of tax compliance around the world.
PwC is also interested in understanding and promoting debate on what people really want from their tax regime.
Stef van Weeghel
Leader, Global Tax Policy & Administration Network, PwC Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 88 792 6763
EMEA Tax Policy Leader, PwC Netherlands
Tel: +31 88 792 3611