Katharina Becker is head of the International Tax Division of the Federal Academy of Finance in the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin. She has a Diploma in Economics and has passed the German Tax Advisor examination. Ms Becker started her career in the tax audit department of KPMG, Düsseldorf. In the German Tax Administration she has had different functions so far, such as the head of the Harmful Tax Competition Division as well as of the Mutual Agreement Procedures- and Advance Pricing Agreements- Division in the German Federal Central Tax Office and as deputy head of the Transfer Pricing- and of the International Tax Policy- Division in the Federal Ministry of Finance.
In 2008 Ms Becker worked for the Task Force on the Common Consolidated Tax Base (CCCTB) at the General Directorate for Taxes and Customs of the EU- Commission in Brussels. Between 2000 and 2003 she was seconded to the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD to support the OECD’s project on Harmful Tax Competition.