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EU Defers E-Commerce VAT Package In Light Of COVID-19

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 15, 2020

The EU will postpone the entry into force of its VAT e-commerce package and will defer certain filing deadlines under the Directive on Administrative Cooperation due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read Full Story


EU Investigates Belgian Video Games Tax Breaks

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 15, 2020

The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into a Belgian "tax shelter scheme" which supports video game production. Read Full Story


EU Expands Investigation Into Dutch Taxation Of IKEA

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 15, 2020

The European Commission has extended the scope of its in-depth investigation into the Dutch tax treatment of Inter IKEA. Read Full Story


German EU Presidency Will Focus On Tax Issues: Merkel

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 1, 2020

On April 25, 2020, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany would attempt to seek agreement on a financial transaction tax and a minimum corporate tax when it assumes the presidency of the European Union in July 2020. Read Full Story


Germany Issues Draft Guidance On DAC6

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

On March 2, 2020, the German Ministry of Finance released a draft discussion document on new rules implementing the sixth European Union Directive on Administrative Cooperation, under which intermediaries are obligated to report certain tax planning schemes. Read Full Story


Brexit Negotiations To Begin This Month

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The European Council has authorized the opening of negotiations for a new partnership with the UK, and mandated the Commission to act as the EU's negotiator. Read Full Story














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