Stuck in the past or on the way to new practices? The future of Co-operative Compliance

Stuck in the past or on the way to new practices? The future of Cooperative Compliance

The tax authorities in the Nordic countries have tried out innovative measures to strengthen relationships with large corporate taxpayers. Despite the fact that these countries are usually seen as quite alike, the OECD inspired co-operative compliance initiatives performed very differently.

At the seminar we present our findings and explain how structural hindrances, differerent cultural orientations and trust influenced the co-operative compliance initiatives. Representatives from key stakeholders share their experiences and reflect on future moves.

The purpose of the seminar is to engage EU, OECD, national tax authorities, corporations and other interested parties in a discussion of the future of co-operative compliance.

You are welcome to participate in the entre seminar, or only the presentations most suitable for your interests. The seminar is free of  charge. Welcome!

The seminar is sponsored by the Nordic Tax Research Council.

Practical information

  • Time:Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:00 - 16:00
  • Place:Mission of Norway to the EU, Representation, at Rue Archimède 17, 1000 Brussels. Room: Fridtjof Nansen
  • Price:Free
  • Contact:Britt-Mari Sletto (

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  • Time
  • Title
  • Speakers
  • Welcome

  • The co-operative compliance project in the Nordic countries: The mandate and research approach

  • Findings from the Nordic countries

  • The impact of cultural orientations

  • Structural hindrances to co-operative compliance

  • Trust and legal certainty

  • Overview of findings and concluding remarks

  • Q/A to the research panel

  • Lunch/snack

  • The future of co-operative compliance

  • Co-operative compliance: Measures for the future

  • The journey towards co-operative compliance

  • Lego's tax governance

  • Where to go from here? Conversation with the panel

  • Refreshments and mingling