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Stories that are tagged 'court'

UK Court Shuts Down Adult Entertainment VAT 'Loophole'

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs has welcomed a court ruling against arrangements that sought to avoid value-added tax at "gentlemen's clubs." Read Full Story


Noonan Updates Parliament On Apple State Aid Case

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, February 6, 2017

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has argued that the reaction to the European Commission's decision in the Apple state aid case has "painted an outdated and unfair caricature of Ireland's position on tax that is at odds with the evidence and overlooks our proven track record in recent years." Read Full Story


EFTA Issues State Aid Guidance On Tax Rulings

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, January 20, 2017

The European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority has issued guidance designed to help public authorities and companies identify when public support measures can be granted free of state aid, including with regards to tax legislation and administrative rulings. Read Full Story


France Right In Requesting USD1.1bn From UBS, Says ECHR

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 16, 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has endorsed the decision of French authorities to compel UBS to put up a EUR1.1bn (USD1.16bn) security in its case against the bank concerning alleged tax fraud. Read Full Story


ECJ AG Proposes Landmark EU VAT Ruling On Penalties

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 16, 2017

According to an opinion of Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona delivered on January 12 to the Court of Justice of the European Union, Italy should not be precluded from taking both criminal and administrative action following a taxpayer's failure to pay value-added tax. Read Full Story


ECJ AG: EU States Must Each Approve Singapore FTA

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A planned free trade agreement between Europe and Singapore must be jointly approved by the EU and its member states, an Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has opined. Read Full Story


Romanian Court Backs Tax Cut Bill

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, December 26, 2016

Legislation to eliminate more than 100 taxes and fees in Romania will be sent back to parliament after being backed by the country's constitutional court. Read Full Story


ICC Lauds French Ruling Outlawing Public CbC Reporting

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The International Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the French Constitutional Court's ruling that struck down as unconstitutional a French law requiring public disclosure of country-by-country reports. Read Full Story


Australia Consults On Protections For Tax Whistleblowers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Australian Government has launched a consultation on the introduction of new protections for tax whistleblowers. Read Full Story


EU, Canada Working On Improving Dispute Resolution Under FTAs

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Canada and the EU have held the first of a series of meetings to discuss the creation of an international court to resolve disputes over cross-border investments. Read Full Story




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