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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Germany Issues Draft Guidance On DAC6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

 


Austria May Pull Out Of European Financial Transactions Tax Talks

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

On February 19, 2020, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz issued a statement to say that he remains "committed" to the introduction of a financial transactions tax at European Union level along the same lines as that proposed by the German Government last month, despite opposition from within the EU, notably from Austria. Read Full Story

 


EU Green Lights E-Commerce Transaction Reporting Rules

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The European Council has approved new rules for the exchange of VAT payment data relating to cross-border e-commerce transactions. Read Full Story

 


EU Adds Cayman Isles, Panama, Seychelles To Tax Blacklist

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The EU has added the Cayman Islands, Palau, Panama, and the Seychelles to its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, bringing the total tally to 12 from 8. Read Full Story

 


European Parliament Seeks Aligned EU-UK Rules

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Members of the European Parliament want the EU and UK to reach an ambitious new free trade agreement, but have stressed that there must be a "level playing field." Read Full Story

 

 

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