Attached are the latest BEPS developments; of particular importance is the International ComplianceAssurance Programme (ICAP). This program is a voluntary program that focuses on the Country-by-Country (CbC) reports to openly discuss tax risks.
This is a welcome collaborative effort between the tax administrations and MNEs, vs. using the CbC reports to draw unfounded assumptions.
Tax audits should also use this approach at the beginning of an audit to foster understanding and risks.
Annual reviews are now being discussed, with employees wondering what technical goals and objectives lie ahead.
Most importantly, the art of leadership skills and training should be a required attribute on everyone’s agenda. There are books for self-learning, and also real-time training can be conducted via leading small cross-functional meetings, being a champion on projects for coordination, and team activities
Leadership and developing leadership skills, in addition to requisite technical abilities, are what will make the difference for everyone.