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EU credibility on tax avoidance undermined: MEPs
Leading MEPs hit out at EU finance ministers Thursday for removing eight countries from the EU's blacklist of tax havens, saying it will hamper the fight ...
EU tax package seeks to crack down on tax fraud
A new Tax Package unveiled by the EU Commission Wednesday looks to intensify the fight against tax abuse and curb unfair tax competition in order to boost ...
Tax cooperation strengthened in next EU budget
Continuing its detailing of plans for the next long-term EU budget, the Commission outlined proposals Friday to make tax and customs cooperation between Member ...
MEPs back new tax disclosure rules for multinationals
Members of the European Parliament gave their backing Wednesday to new rules to force large firms to make information about the tax bills they pay on a ...
Motor vehicle taxation brings in €440.4 billion for governments in major European markets
New data shows that motor vehicles generate more than €440 billion in taxation for national governments in the major EU markets plus the UK, the European ...
Retailers and wholesalers welcome easier cross-border VAT filing, abolition of VAT-free parcels, but deplores late implementation
EuroCommerce welcomed the adoption today of the VAT proposals related to electronic commerce.
Tax firms where they earn their profits, say MEPs
The European Parliament approved Thursday a harmonised corporate tax system plan to tax digital firms where they earn their profits and to calculate their tax ...
Decision-making in EU tax policy
The European Commission kick-started a debate on 15 January on reforming decision-making for areas of EU taxation policy, which currently requires unanimity ...
Tax dodgers under fire
Luxleaks, the Panama Papers, and now the Paradise Papers. Enough tax dodging to build quite a few hospitals, schools and other infrastructure. Yet the speed ...
Brussels looks to plug 'sustainability reporting gap' for large companies
The Commission launched a consultation Thursday on changes to the Non-Financial Reporting Directive to require large companies to include sustainability ...
Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive entry into force
New rules to eliminate the most common corporate tax avoidance practices entered into force on 1 January 2019.
EUR 160 billion VAT gap "unacceptable", says EU
EU Member States lost a staggering EUR 159.5 billion in uncollected VAT revenue in 2014, according to figures released by the European Commission on Tuesday in ...
EU proposes tax transparency for multinationals
Multi-national companies operating in Europe will be required to publish country-by-country information on the tax they pay, according to new proposals ...
Simplification of Taxation and Fight Against Tax Fraud vital to driving recovery
EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren commented on today's publication of the European Commission "Action Plan to fight against tax evasion and ...
The Tax Package
The European Commission adopted on 15 July a new Tax Package to ensure that EU tax policy supports Europe's economic recovery and long-term growth.
EU targets tech giants with 'fair' digital tax
New rules to tax tech giants such as Facebook and Amazon in a 'fair and growth-friendly way' would make the EU a global leader in designing tax laws for the ...
Tariff threats will follow tech tax but internet monopolies must be addressed
Professor Mark Skilton, digital media expert at Warwick Business School and industry director of the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Network, comments:
New EU dispute resolution for double taxation in force
New rules to ensure more effective resolution of tax disputes between EU Member States came into force Monday, offering more tax certainty for businesses and ...
EU Court annuls decision on Apple's tax payback
The EU's General Court annulled Wednesday a 2016 Commission decision to make Apple pay Ireland some EUR 13 billion in back taxes in compensation for what ...
EU outlines next steps in fight against tax avoidance
In the light of the recent Panama Papers media leaks, the EU Commission outlined Tuesday its next steps in efforts boost tax transparency in order to fight tax ...
EU forecasts big increase in VAT gap due to coronavirus
Forecasts for 2020 VAT revenues to EU Member States show a potential loss in the region of EUR 164 billion due to effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the ...
Expert comment on Amazon being ordered to pay back taxes by the EU
Expert comment on Amazon being ordered to pay back taxes by the EU from Louise Gracia, of Warwick Business School, who researches tax regulation.
Brussels opens probe into IKEA's tax affairs
The EU Commission opened an in-depth investigation Monday into the Netherlands' tax treatment of Inter IKEA, one of the two groups operating the IKEA business, ...
Restrict aid to companies with links to tax havens, says Brussels
The European Commission recommended Tuesday that EU Member States do not grant financial support to companies with links to countries that are on the EU's list ...
Amazon has to repay EUR 250m in tax benefits, says EU
Luxembourg has to recover some EUR 250m of tax benefits granted to Amazon, the EU ruled Wednesday, deemed illegal under EU rules, which allowed the firm to pay ...
Brussels to probe UK tax scheme for multinationals
The EU Commission opened an in-depth probe Thursday into a UK scheme that exempts certain transactions by multinational groups from the application of UK rules ...
McDonald's tax treatment in Luxembourg not illegal, says EU
The non-taxation of certain McDonald's profits in Luxembourg did not lead to illegal State aid, being in line with national tax laws and the Luxembourg-United ...
Brussels urges end to Member State veto on tax decisions
The European Commission kick-started a debate Tuesday on ending the requirement for unanimity among EU states on EU taxation policy, to avoid delays and ...
EU publishes blacklist of 17 tax havens
European finance ministers published Tuesday the EU's first-ever list of tax havens, or non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, with 17 countries having failed to ...
Brussels consults on tax haven blacklist
The EU Commission has released a first list of countries suspected of facilitating tax avoidance, leaving EU Member States to choose which countries deserve ...
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