The Frankfurt International Tax Forum has been chaired by Dr. Pia Dorfmueller, tax advisor (Steuerberater) and partner of P+P Pöllath + Partners in Frankfurt, in cooperation with the International Fiscal Association (German branch; section Rhine-Main-Neckar) and took place 2018 for the seventh time. 

The according conference report by Marco Ottenwälder and Stefan Weinberger can be found in: IStR, Internationales Steuerrecht, 10/2018, II-IV, http://rsw.beck.de/cms/main?site=istr

The event is designed for sharing current developments in international tax law. The focus is on current law proposals and jurisprudence with regard to German international tax law, with speakers who are high-ranked representatives of the private bar, tax judiciary and tax administration. Moreover, each forum will explain the corporate tax system and the current tax developments of a foreign country that is one of the main trading partners of Germany. The Forum concludes with a networking buffet where further questions can be addressed in one-on-one discussions. The Forum took place at the Frankfurt Literaturhaus.

The Frankfurt International Tax Forum is designed for members of tax departments of international enterprises in Germany and shall serve as a platform for discussions on international tax topics between the tax administration, the judiciary, tax advisors and the international enterprises within the Rhine-Main-Neckar region.

The 7th Frankfurt International Tax Forum took place on March 15, 2018. It dealt in particular with topics relating to the taxation in the digital world. The panel discussion covered the digital transformation as well as the digitalization of processes within the tax department and family offices. Thereafter, the proposals for the OECD and the German Ministry of Finance has been introduced and then critically analyzed given the practical experiences.

The following speakers had been confirmed:

Dr. Hans Maier, Robert Bosch GmbH, Gerlingen

Oliver Nussbaum, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen

Dr. Christian Schleithoff, Bundesministerium der Finanzen, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Christoph Spengel, Universität Mannheim, Mannheim

Werner Thumbs, Profunda Verwaltungs-GmbH, Ingelheim