Tax Governance Institute Webcast to Explore U.S. Perspective on OECD Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

KPMG Presentation Continues Firm's Focus on Important International Tax Topic

Aug 20, 2013, 12:28 ET from KPMG LLP

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG's Tax Governance Institute (TGI) will examine the U.S. perspective on the global tax transparency debate and the recently released Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) during a live video webcast on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (ET).

Board and audit committee members, CFOs, tax directors and other business professionals interested in attending the program – another in a series of KPMG presentations on this important topic – can register at:

The 90-minute webcast panel discussion, titled "Tax Transparency and the OECD Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: The U.S. Government's Perspective," will look specifically at the potential impact of the action plan and the tax transparency debate on the reform of U.S. international tax rules and the practical implications for U.S. multinational companies.

"With the tax transparency debate posing considerable reputational risk to many companies and the OECD action plan possibly ushering in significant changes in their tax obligations, senior executives and board members at multinational enterprises should find this webcast especially helpful as they consider how to respond to these challenges," said KPMG's Hank Gutman, director of TGI, former chief of staff of the U.S. Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, and panel moderator.

Panelists on the TGI webcast will include:

  • Bob Stack, deputy assistant secretary for International Tax Affairs in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury;
  • Ray Beeman, tax counsel and special advisor for tax reform for the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee;
  • Manal Corwin, national leader of KPMG's International Corporate Services practice and principal-in-charge of International Tax Policy in the firm's Washington National Tax practice, former deputy assistant secretary for International Tax Affairs in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and former U.S. delegate and vice chair to the OECD's Committee on Fiscal Affairs, and
  • Brett Weaver, partner-in-charge of KPMG's Tax Transparency Services.

"As multinational companies assess the potential implications of the action plan and the transparency debate, the webcast will provide insights into the U.S. Treasury and Congressional perspectives and priorities in this global effort," added KPMG's Corwin.

The TGI event follows two recent KPMG TaxWatch webcasts on tax transparency and the OECD's action plan. For additional information on the tax transparency debate, the OECD action plan and related developments, visit the recently launched Tax Transparency page on the KPMG Institutes web site.

Part of the KPMG Institute Network (, the Tax Governance Institute ( provides opportunities for board members, corporate management, stakeholders, government representatives and others to share knowledge regarding the identification, oversight, management, and appropriate disclosure of tax risk.


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