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Jeffrey Owens joins Ernst & Young

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Jeffrey Owens, the former OECD tax chief, has joined Ernst & Young as senior tax policy adviser to Dave Holtze, the firm’s global vice-chair of tax.

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Owens retired on February 1 as the director of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, where he was responsible for the organisation’s work on taxation, including tax policy, tax administration and consumption taxes. The OECD sets global standards on tax treaties and on transfer pricing.

Owens will advise Ernst & Young’s clients on how to manage changes in tax policies and tax administration around the world. He will work for much of his working week from Ernst & Young’s EMEIA Tax Center, a virtual hub which connects the firm’s key tax professionals throughout the region with clients seeking clarity over future direction of tax policy and to assist governments in making informed decisions about the formation of tax legislation. 

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