Michaela Merz

Event invitation: Closing the gap in the CEE countries

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PwC_fl_30mmh_cThis conference aims to bring together the public finance officials, leading tax consultants and business representatives of 5 CEE countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia) along with European Commission tax specialists in order to find the best ways to tackle the issue of VAT tax evasion throughout the CEE region.

We hope the event will be an opportunity for an exchange of views and best practices for enhancing regional cooperation between public finance officials and business within CEE in order to tackle VAT fraud and protect against tax evaders practices.

Date: 23 June 2016, 10.30 – 17.00

Location: Bucharest, Romania


10.30 – 11.00      Registration, welcome coffee

11.00 – 11.10      Welcome message – Daniel Anghel, PwC CEE Indirect Tax Leader

11.10 – 12.15        Closing the VAT gap in the CEE countries – panel discussion

Anca Dragu-Paliu, Romanian Minister of Finance (tbc)

Mihaly Varga, Minister for National Economy Hungary (tbc)

Dragoş Doroş, President of the Romanian Tax administration

Daniel Anghel, Partner, PwC CEE VAT Leader


12.15 – 13.30       EU perspectives on VAT fraud

Ine Lejeune, Partner, Law Square Belgium

Donato Raponi, Head of Division, VAT and other turnover taxes, EU Commission

Spaden Elmhist, Project Lead, NetReveal Solutions, part of the BAE Group


13.30 – 14.30      Networking lunch

14.30 – 15.45      Panel discussion: Country perspectives on reducing the VAT fraud

15.45 – 16.30       How to fight against VAT fraud? Implications for businesses

Karl-Heinz Haydl, Global VAT/GST Leader Technical & Policy, GE Corporate

Tomasz Kassel, Tax Partner, PwC Poland

This conference is free of charge.

To confirm your participation please contact Carmen Manea before June 17th.

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