2012 EMEA Tax certainty survey
Survey on the relationship with tax authorities throughout EMEA
In March 2012, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Global Tax group launched the EMEA survey on companies' relationships with tax authorities throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. Thanks to the close collaboration of various Deloitte member firms located in this region, in total 1328 respondents participated to the online survey, together representing 24 countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.
The vast majority of respondents are global multinational headquarters, subsidiaries thereof or regional headquarters. Over 50% of respondents have an EMEA turnover exceeding EUR 500 million.
Companies generally have good contacts with local tax authorities within EMEA according to 92% of all respondents
The persons that responded on behalf of the companies are responsible for managing the tax affairs of these companies. A lot of them do this work at the highest level: over 50% of respondents are CFO’s or Tax Directors / Heads of Tax in their respective company. The aim of the survey is to gain an understanding of five aspects of the relationship between companies and tax authorities, both locally and throughout EMEA:
- Relationship between companies and the tax authorities
- Tax authorities and the digital era
- Disagreements between companies and the tax authorities
- Perceptions on tax certainty
- The Advanced Ruling Practice
Click below to download and read the full report on the survey. You can also view the 2010 and 2011 editions of the "Tax certainty in Belgium" report.
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