WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI) announced today that its 17th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium will be held Feb. 11-12, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The program is titled "Capital Matters: How Taxes Influence the Global Creation, Deployment, and Mobility of Capital." KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm, will serve as program manager for the event.
For more details, including registration and exhibitor information, please contact TCPI at 202-822-8062 or visit TCPI's website at www.tcpi.org.
"As global policymakers struggle to balance the challenges of creating an environment that attracts business investment with their ongoing mandate to raise revenue, a critical issue stands at the center of the global tax agenda: the taxation of capital," explained Lynda K. Walker, Esq., executive director and general counsel of TCPI. "It's imperative for business executives to arm themselves with the knowledge, perspective and skills to address this issue as they work to help their organizations navigate in today's high-stakes global tax environment."
Walker said TCPI's two-day symposium will feature keynote speakers, panels and discussion forums, bringing together leaders from business, government and academia, who will examine a wide range of topics on the taxation of capital that U.S. businesses face today.
Key topics will include: the role of tax policy in capital-related decisions; cross-border movement of capital; evolving regimes for taxing intellectual capital; proposals to alleviate corporate double-taxation and the implementation and consequences of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) project on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).
The 17th annual symposium is aimed at CFOs, chief tax officers, vice presidents of finance, attorneys, accountants, and controllers from companies large and small, according to John Gimigliano, principal-in-charge of KPMG's Legislative and Regulatory Services and former senior tax counsel for the U.S. House of Representative's Committee on Ways and Means. Gimigliano has worked closely with TCPI's board and the leading tax experts comprising its planning committee to develop the symposium's agenda, drawing on his knowledge of the expected business and regulatory pressures that lie ahead.
"The symposium's robust agenda has been designed to highlight practical strategies and emerging policy considerations regarding the taxation of capital throughout the globe," said Gimigliano. "Our goal is to provide tax leaders with a better understanding of both near- and longer-term challenges facing their organizations and how they can best prepare to respond to them."
Updates on the symposium, including information on keynote speakers and panelists, will be announced by TCPI over the coming months.
The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI), which was created in 1997, is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and non-partisan public research and educational organization. TCPI was created to help bring about a better understanding of significant federal tax policies that impact businesses and the national economy through careful study, thoughtful evaluation and open discussion. TCPI is affiliated with The Tax Council, an association established in 1966 for senior level tax professionals who work together to promote sound federal tax policies and a better understanding of our federal tax system.
SOURCE The Tax Council Policy Institute