A U.S. View on the EU Digital Services Tax

Crunch-time is approaching for the European Commission’s digital tax proposal. By year-end, a decision is expected on a plan to impose a three percent tax on the revenues of certain companies with substantial digital operations in the EU.

A key player in this debate will be the United States, home to many of the targeted Big Tech companies. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has warned against unilateral action that targets U.S. technology companies — although Washington insists that it is committed to a comprehensive international solution.

Come hear Chip Harter, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury, to discuss the controversial digital tax proposal. Chatham House rules will apply.  The event is closed press.

Registration from 10.30 - Meeting from 11.00 to 12.30

 

 

15
November 2018
Thursday
11:00-12:30

1457

Programme

SPEAKERS:

Chip Harter

Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs in the Office of Tax Policy at the US Department of the Treasury

Chip Harter is responsible for tax policy in bilateral and multilateral relations with other countries.

Mr. Harter serves as the U.S. delegate to the Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (the OECD).   Prior to joining Treasury in 2017, Mr. Harter served 18 years as a principal in the Washington National Tax Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Harter has published numerous articles on international tax topics. He graduated from Harvard College in 1977 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1980.

Maria Teresa Fabregas

European Commission Director for Indirect Taxation and Tax Administration in the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union

Maria Teresa Fabregasjoined the European Commission in 1997. She has worked in several Directorate Generals. She held positions in the Directorate-General for Enterprise working on the internal market for industrial goods and better regulation policies and in the Directorate-General for Trade dealing with technical barriers to trade in bilateral and multilateral negotiations (e.g. WTO, FTAs, mutual recognition). In 2005 she joined the Directorate-General for the Internal Market where she worked on the internal market for services field and later in the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union as a Head of Unit first for "Securities Markets" and later for "Financial Markets Infrastructure". She holds a degree in Law by the University of Barcelona, a post-graduate course in international relations (Centre for International Studies) and a Bachelor's degree in Economics.

Chair

William Echikson
Head of Digital Forum, CEPS

A U.S. View on the EU Digital Services Tax

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15
November 2018
Thursday
11:00-12:30
Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

1457

CEPS Working Party Room - 3rd floor

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels