3 How MAP works
3.7. Debriefing the taxpayers
Although competent authority proceedings are a government-to-government process and taxpayers do not have a specific right to attend or observe discussions between the competent authorities, the competent authorities recognize that the taxpayer is a stakeholder and client in the MAP process.
As such, it is appropriate to debrief the taxpayer after each substantial MAP discussion (usually via telephone) and at the conclusion of a file. The debriefing need not be a detailed summary of the meeting nor should it be a full disclosure. The debriefing should give the taxpayer a general sense of the direction of its case and some estimation, if possible, of the time to resolve it.