Victor Jaramillo Examines Global Trends in Transparency and Disclosure at ABA 2018 Fall Meeting
Over the past ten years, taxpayers and countries have faced increasing demands and obligations for tax transparency and disclosure. Global examples include BEPS Country-by-Country Reporting, the Common Reporting Standard, Beneficial Ownership Registries, and EU mandatory disclosure directives. These new requirements for taxpayer disclosure to government have prompted calls for public disclosure of the reported taxpayer information. International tax organizations and NGOS have played an active role in the debate over public access to taxpayer information. This panel will explore these trends in tax transparency and disclosure, along with the emerging problems and debates over the benefits, risks, design, and scope of these new practices.