The Association of Tax Advisors of the Canary Islands, an entity open to the world of taxation and taxation

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The AAFC is part of the Scientific Committee of the REF Chair whose main objective is to analyze and promote the Economic and Fiscal Regime of the Canary Islands in society

The Association of Tax Advisors of the Canary Islands (AAFC) was born in July 1990 with the aim of serving, representing, defending and promoting the economic, social, professional and cultural interests of its members. As the president of the AAFC, Juan Luis Alayón, explains, "it is an entity open to all professionals in the world of taxation and taxation." With its headquarters on the island of Gran Canaria, and with territorial delegations in Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Palma and Fuerteventura, its primary objective is to offer training to its associates, as well as the promotion of activities that tend to promote and disseminate the principles and essences of Tax Law, in close collaboration with public and private institutions.

The Association has kept pace with the changes in society and the economic evolution of the Canary Islands in order to adapt its services to the needs of its members, organize training and information work and promote members, so that they can update their knowledge and work adapting to changing regulations and legislation.

This ability to adapt has allowed the growth of the AAFC beginning in 1990 with 10 founding members, and currently having more than 300 members. During this time, the Association has provided its services and collaborated with the Tax Administration, with the Autonomous Community, and, in general, with as many public and private law corporations as have requested it. In the words of Alayón, "we have known how to permeate society and among the different professionals", which has made it possible to reach agreements and conventions with private entities and public institutions that offer preferential conditions for members of the Association, such as public bodies, banking entities, insurance, management software, training, consultancy, publishers, appraisers, health/prevention, LOPD and Compliance.

Among the great achievements reaped by the AAFC stands out being part of the Governing Board of the Spanish Federation of Professional Associations of Tax Technicians and Tax Advisors. In addition, in 2013, he participated in the commemoration of the Centenary of the creation and constitution of the Island Councils, for which he edited a study on the genesis of the Canarian Cabildicia Treasury. The Association is part of the Scientific Committee of the REF Chair created by the ULPGC, the Social Council of the ULPGC and the Círculo de Empresarios de Gran Canaria whose main objective is to analyze and promote the Economic and Fiscal Regime of the Canary Islands in Canarian society.

The Association of Tax Advisors celebrated its 30th Anniversary during the pandemic, which forced it to rethink the way it works, trains and contacts its members. For this reason, the AAFC Headquarters has been completely remodeled recently, to offer a more open and operational space. A place that serves for the meeting and training of the participants, as well as a meeting place and teamwork for all those members who need it.

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Adhesion of the AAFC to the REF Manifesto

In December 2020, the Association of Tax Advisors of the Canary Islands, together with other signatory entities and institutions, presented the Manifesto of adaptation to the REF with which they demand that the regulatory framework of the tax aspects of the REF be clarified, made more flexible and adapted, without further ado. delay, due to the exceptional circumstances in the Canary Islands due to the pandemic and the La Palma volcano.

Thus, they explained that twenty months after the State of Alarm was declared as a result of the pandemic, one year after the first REF Manifesto and almost three months after the eruption of the volcano in La Palma, the social and economic representatives of the Canary Islands, among them the AAFC, denounce the "paralysis in the adaptation of the Economic and Fiscal Regime of the Canary Islands (REF) which is still confined."

The signatories recall that the REF must make it possible to reduce the cost overruns borne by the Archipelago due to its condition as an outermost region, which makes it difficult to create and maintain employment on the Islands and therefore contains incentive tools for investment and employment that are maladjusted to the current situation. That is why they point out that "it is essential that the Canary Islands have a tax framework with legal certainty that provides a degree of reasonable certainty in the use and application of the mechanisms and incentives of the REF."

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