Project Results Presented in Vienna

COFFERS results were presented to a group of stakeholders from Austria and Germany in Vienna, at the University of Economics and Business Administration, 21.1.2020. The focus was on the relevance of the COFFERS results for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, which form the large majority of firms in Europe. A survey among Austrian tax offices and a survey among German SMEs were presented and confirmed that there are visible changes in the tax eco system also regarding SMEs. Major loopholes were seen in too low thresholds for company regulations, and in slow international exchange of information. Practical improvements which could help a lot would be standardized tax numbers within Europe, and better clarification of which type of income has been generated abroad. The COFFERS results proposed by COFFERS project leader Brigitte Unger and moderator Thomas Hampel were largely confirmed.

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