Tax Planning and Related Services
Consistent with the SWP strategic theme “Elevating Ethics in a Dynamic and Uncertain World,” the objectives of the Working Group (WG) are to:
(a) Gather an understanding of regulatory, practice and other developments in corporate and individual tax planning by PAIBs and PAPPs.
(b) Identify and analyze the ethical implications of those developments and determine whether there is a need for enhancements to the Code or further actions.
(c) Develop a report and recommendations to the IESBA.
IESBA March 2022 Meeting Highlights
The IESBA considered a proposed approach from its Tax Planning Task Force in relation to the development of a framework to guide professional accountants (PAs) in business (PAIBs) and professional accountants in public practice (PAPPs) when they provide tax planning and related services Page 2 of 3 to employing organizations and clients, respectively. Among other matters, the IESBA discussed how the “gray zone” of tax planning might be approached, the fundamental principles impacted when PAs operate in the gray zone, potential indicators of the gray zone, terminology describing the gray zone, and an outline of the proposed response framework.
The IESBA will hold three global virtual roundtables to obtain feedback from stakeholders on the issues and its preliminary thinking regarding the response framework.
The IESBA will discuss the feedback from the roundtables and the Task Force’s further proposals at its June 2022 meeting.