ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Dan Neidle
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ITR Global Tax 50 2022: Dan Neidle

Director of Tax Policy Associates

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Dan Neidle made a name for himself as one of the leading UK tax lawyers, however, he has gone on to establish his own non-profit called Tax Policy Associates.

After 25 years of service, Neidle retired early from international law firm Clifford Chance. He had been promoted to the firm’s head of tax in 2020, but he decided to leave just two years later and set up Tax Policy Associates.

Something of a one-man show, Tax Policy Associates is a kind of think tank rather than just another tax consultancy. It does offer policy analysis and advice, but Neidle takes no fees for his expertise. He favours income and wealth redistribution, though he calls himself a ‘tax realist’.

He described his beliefs when he launched the non-profit: “I believe the UK should have a larger and more generous welfare state, and a greater degree of redistribution, and tax should rise to pay for it.

“That should be achieved with as few taxes as possible, and they should be simple and have as few exemptions as possible,” he added.

Neidle aims to improve UK tax policy by working closely with politicians and journalists. He has highlighted flaws in the windfall tax and capital gains tax regime and laid out how to reform both.

Tax Policy Associates seeks to counter the balance of easy answers in fiscal reform. So far, Neidle has shown he can make waves inside and outside the tax profession.

Global Tax 50 2022

Breaking down the entire 50 individually according to the impact they made would require too granular an approach. Each entry is in alphabetical order as part of categories, i.e. individuals, to make it simpler to navigate.

Industry figures
Tax authorities
Public officials
Noteworthy individuals
NGOs
 
Vice president of global transfer pricing and tax disputes, Johnson & Johnson
Chair of tax policy group, BusinessEurope
Director and head of international tax for Meta Latin America
Head of transfer pricing, AstraZeneca
Executive vice president of global tax and treasury, Unilever
Global head of tax, Siemens
Chair of the taxation committee, USCIB
Chair of the tax committee at BIAC
Commissioner of the Canada Revenue Agency
Commissioner of SARS
Minister of Revenue, New Zealand
Former IRS commissioner
Commissioner of the State Tax Administration
Executive secretary of ATAF
 
Director of direct taxation, coordination, economic analysis and evaluation, European Commission
Minister of finance, budget and national planning, Nigeria
US president
Departing president of Brazil
Secretariat of the economy, Mexico
Acting Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, OECD
Co-chairs of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (UN Tax Committee)
Commissioner for the economy, European Commission
Minister of finance, Indonesia
Head of TIWB secretariat
Prime minister of Japan
US senators
Director-general of the Public Debt Management Office, Thai Ministry of Finance
Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee
Director of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
Head of the GloBE unit, OECD
President of Colombia
Acting deputy director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Former director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Lord of Kingswood, UK
Minister of finance and corporate affairs, India
UK prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
Secretary of the US Treasury
 
CEO and global chairman, EY
Tax attorney, blogger and podcaster, Taxgirl
Former Uber lobbyist
Director of Tax Research UK
Director of Tax Policy Associates
CEO of Opportunity Green
 
Chief executive of Tax Justice Network
Acting director of TaxWatch
Former responsible tax lead at PIRC
Chief executive of Fair Tax Foundation
Director of the ICIJ
Principal analyst for CICTAR
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