With(out) Holding Tax


With(out) Holding Tax

We were pleased to invite you to our joint event with PensionsEurope on practical solutions to improve withholding tax procedures in Europe.

Withholding tax (WHT) costs the EU economy around €8.6 billion annually and is the result of a complicated and inefficient system.

Our event examined the causes and look at means to improve procedures. This will include the proposal by PensionsEurope on the EU tax register of recognised pension institutions, based around IT solutions.


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  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Registration and coffee

  • 10:30 - 10:45

    Welcome and introduction

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, CEO, Accountancy Europe

    Matti Leppälä, CEO/Secretary General, PensionsEurope

  • 10:45 - 11:15

    Positive developments since the publication of the Code of Conduct on WHT

    Savino Rua, Head of Sector, Unit Direct Taxation and Cooperation, DG TAXUD, European Commission

    Marlies de Ruiter, Partner, Global International Tax Policy Leader, EY

  • 11:15 - 11:30


  • 11:30 - 11:45

    Microsoft – the role of the Cloud

    Valentina Ion, Government Industry Director, Microsoft EMEA

  • 11:45 - 12:30

    Practical solutions to improve withholding tax procedures in Europe

    Eelco van der Enden, Tax Policy Group, Accountancy Europe

    Niels Krook, Principal Tax Counsel, PGGM

  • 12:30 - 12:50


  • 12:50 - 13:00

    Closing remarks

  • 13:00 - 14:00