The 70th OECD Tax Seminr on “International Tax Avoidance”
(2011. 8.22 ~ 27, Noblesse A Hall, Prima Hotel)
□ The Tax Programme hosted the 70th OECD Tax Seminar on International Tax Avoidance for six days from August 22 (Monday) to 27 (Saturday), 2011 in Noblesse A Hall, Prima Hotel (Located in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu).
□ Mr. Raffaele Russo and Ms. Carine Stoffels from the OECD HQ , and Ms. Emanuela Santoro from the IBFD participated as experts and 26 tax officials from 15 non-OECD economies in the Asia-Pacific region participated in the seminar.
ㅇ Conditions of tax avoidance and tax evasion in the field of international trading by small and medium sized companies and ways to deal with these problems were discusses during the seminar.
|□ The main contents which were discussed during the seminar are as follows:|
|ㅇ Definition and differences among tax planning, tax avoidance and tax evasion|
|ㅇ Setting the ground rules: Definition and trends of fair trade principle|
|ㅇ Supply chain management, OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines|
|ㅇ Financing Techniques (Intra-group financing, low tax countries)|
|ㅇ Case studies and presentation by participants’ countries|
|ㅇ Definition of tax heaven|
|ㅇ Anti-avoidance measures relevant for financing techniques|
|ㅇ Anti-avoidance measures relevant for holding structure|
|ㅇ Case presentation by each country|
ㅇ All the participants shared information and discussed on issues including international tax avoidance, tax heaven and measures to deal with these problems.
Study Tour to Seoul Tower, Samsung Electronics and Historical Sites
□ All the participants visited Samsung Electronics and experienced Korea’s IT advancement.
□ They all had an opportunity to experience Korean culture and history by visiting a palace museum and Gyeongbok Palace.
Special Lecture for Officials Who are Responsible for Offshore Tax Evasion in the GDT
ㅇ Mr. Russo, and Ms. Stoffels carried out a special lecture for officials who are responsible for offshore tax evasion and international trading in the GDT