Strengthening tax governance: Director briefing

This briefing provides board members with a framework to identify and assess modern tax risks. It also outlines how leveraging management's knowledge and external experts can help strengthen the tax governance structure of an organization.

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Strong tax governance is vital to operating an organization in the current environment. Failing to meet tax obligations can trigger significant financial penalties and create personal liability for board members.

It is therefore critical for board members to be sufficiently fluent in tax matters to effectively discharge their oversight duties.

Topics covered include:

  • identifying and assessing tax risks
  • tax risk management and policies
  • compliance risk and controls
  • planning risk and environment
  • organization's tax risk rating
  • reputational risk