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France Extends 'Video Tax'

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, September 22, 2017

The French Government has issued a decree extending the so-called "video tax" to all digital platforms following an examination of the measure by the European Commission. Read Full Story


EU Unveils Proposals On Digital Taxation

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, September 22, 2017

The European Commission has published its vision for the "fair taxation" of the digital economy, with options including a new EU equalization tax on the turnover of digitalized companies. Read Full Story


Spanish Tax On Wind Turbines Lawful, ECJ Says

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, September 22, 2017

The European Court of Justice has dismissed taxpayers' complaints about a Spanish levy on wind turbines. Read Full Story


Luxembourg Adapting To International Tax Changes, Says S And P

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, September 21, 2017

While Luxembourg is adapting to changes in the international tax environment, a loss of attractiveness due to stricter international tax regulations poses one of the main risks to growth, according to Standard and Poor's. Read Full Story


Irish Finance Minister Discusses Tax Priorities

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that Ireland's personal tax system "is not economically efficient and is not sustainable." Read Full Story


Canada-EU Free Trade Deal Applies From September 21

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

On September 21, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada entered into force provisionally. Read Full Story


EU Moving Forward With Digital Company Tax Plans

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The European Union's Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) met on September 15-16, 2017, in Tallinn, Estonia, to discuss ways to tackle international tax challenges posed by the digital economy. Read Full Story


EU Proposes Framework For Screening FDI

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The European Commission has announced plans to establish a new framework for screening foreign direct investment into the EU. Read Full Story


EFTA Approves Expansion Of Norwegian Maritime Tax Refund Scheme

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, September 18, 2017

The European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority has approved under the bloc's state aid rules an amendment to a Norwegian tax scheme granting tax and social security contributions refunds to shipping companies. Read Full Story


Romania And Uruguay Sign Social Security Agreement

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, September 18, 2017

Uruguay and Romania have signed a social security agreement, marking the first such agreement that the Uruguayan Government has concluded with a nation in Eastern Europe. Read Full Story



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