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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Amazon's tax structure in Europe
The European Commission concluded on 4 October 2017 that Luxembourg granted undue tax benefits to Amazon of around €250 million. This is illegal under EU State ...
Brussels takes legal action against Ireland over Apple taxes
The EU Commission has decided to refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice for failing to recover from Apple illegal State aid worth up to EUR 13 billion, ...
Tax grilling for multinationals
The issue of tax avoidance and tax havens has caused much public concern for a while now, but actually dealing with it is taking some time. There was some ...
EU removes 8 countries from tax haven blacklist
The European Union removed eight jurisdictions from its list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes Tuesday, following commitments made at a high ...
EU VAT revamp to make system 'fit for digital economy'
EU finance ministers adopted new rules Tuesday to facilitate the collection of VAT when consumers buy goods and services online, and making it easier for ...
Simpler VAT rules to boost European e-commerce
New rules covering the VAT environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU, unveiled Thursday by the European Commission, aim to help businesses buy and sell ...
EU corporate tax reform targets multinationals
The EU Commission announced plans Tuesday for major reform of corporate tax in the EU, clamping down on tax avoidance by multinationals, who would have to be ...
New transparency rules for tax rulings into force
New rules which ensure EU Member States share information on national tax rulings handed out to multinational companies in other EU countries came into force 1 ...
The European Commission has launched a new education portal for young people to teach them in a fun and interactive way about tax issues. TAXEDU is a digital ...
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