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* 1. Where is your company based?

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* 2. What is the ownership structure of your company?

To better understand your needs and challenges, we would like to better know how your tax strategy and governance are defined and implemented in your company.

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* 3. Who is responsible for your organisation’s tax strategy and tax control framework?

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* 4. Which department within your organisation is responsible for establishing and monitoring tax governance?

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* 5. Does your organisation have a written tax strategy describing its approach to tax?

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* 6. How is your organisation engaging with tax authorities?

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* 7. How do you ensure that your tax strategy is aligned with your overall commercial objectives?

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* 8. When considering your organisation’s tax governance approach, to what extent are the following stakeholders relevant?

  Not relevant at all
Not very relevant Quite relevant Very relevant
Shareholders
Consumers/Clients
Taxation authorities and regulatory bodies
Business partners
Media & Public Opinion
Civil society organisations
Investors
Trade Unions & Employees

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* 9. Has your organisation ever received feedback from an external source on your tax strategy?
Please share what it was and how (if at all) you incorporated this feedback into your tax strategy.

Now, we would like to know what you think about the debates and discussions on the international stage about tax sustainability and gather your views on how we could collectively regain the trust of our stakeholders.

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* 10. When speaking about “tax sustainability”, to what extent do you agree with each of the following statements?

  Totally disagree Rather disagree Rather agree Totally agree
Tax sustainability cannot go without more transparency and the disclosure of certain information
Tax sustainability is critical to regain the trust of our stakeholders
Tax sustainability and transparency can endanger our businesses
Tax sustainability means more constraints for companies

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* 11. Does your organisation support the EU proposed public country-by-country reporting (CbCR) directive being discussed?

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* 12. To what extent do each of the following statements correspond to your opinion about the CbCR directive?

  Totally disagree Rather disagree Rather agree Totally agree
We are not aware of the full extent of such disclosure requirements
We support the proposal but only for the largest multinationals (i.e., meeting certain thresholds)
There are other methods more appropriate to achieve similar results
Some information requested by the CbCR should remain confidential as they expose the companies’ business model
It is a heavy process that will contribute to make the work of our organizations’ tax services even more complicated

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* 13. Tax planning triggers heated public debates. Which mechanism(s) ought to be put in place to regain the trust of your stakeholders?
10 indicating that this mechanism would contribute A LOT to regain the trust or your stakeholders
1 indicating that this mechanism would NOT contribute to regain the trust or your stakeholders

  Would not contribute
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Would contribute a lot
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Additional mandatory public disclosures to be made by companies (compulsory tax disclosure/clearance facilities, public CbCR etc)
Sharing best tax governance practices amongst organisations
International institutions (e.g., OECD and UN) to issue further guidance for the countries to implement into their domestic laws
Organisations to be transparent and held accountable to the society they operate within such that the public understands the business rationale behind an organisation’s tax strategy
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