Stuck in the past or on the way to new practices? The future of Cooperative 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 different measures to strengthen relationships with large corporate taxpayers. Despite the fact that these countries are usually seen as quite alike, the OECD inspired cooperative compliance initiatives performed very differently.

At the seminar we present our findings and explain the challenges with cooperative compliance in terms of structural hindrances, different cultural orientations, and legal certainty.

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 cooperative compliance. We welcome you to take part in the discussions.

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

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
  • Price:Free
  • Contact:Britt-Mari Sletto (

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  • Time
  • Title
  • Speakers
  • Welcome

  • Fairtax. The cooperative compliance project. The mandate and research approach.

  • Findings from the nordic countries

  • Structural hindrances and resistance to cooperative compliance

  • Culture and deliberations about cooperative compliance

  • Protection of trust and legal certainty

  • Overview of findings and recommentations (On screen)

  • Q/A to the researcher panel

  • Lunch/snack

  • The future of cooperative compliance

  • Cooperative compliance measures for the future

  • The norwegian tax authorities' journey towards cooperative compliance

  • Lego's "Enhanced relationship"

  • Where to go from here? Conversation with the panel

  • Refreshments and mingling