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EU Backs 'Accidental Americans' In US Tax Fight

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, December 23, 2019

In a letter to United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the European Council has expressed concern at the lack of action by the US Government to alleviate the compliance burdens of EU nationals and financial institutions with regards to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Read Full Story

 


EU Approves New Tonnage Tax Schemes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The EU has approved under state aid rules the introduction of a tonnage tax scheme in Estonia and the prolongation of a tonnage tax scheme in Cyprus. Read Full Story

 


Dutch Pension Tax Rules Under Fire From The EU Commission

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 6, 2019

The European Commission has asked the Netherlands to amend taxation rules that it says amount to obstacles to the cross-border transfer of pensions. Read Full Story

 


Austria, Ireland Have Failed To Adopt ATAD BEPS Measures

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 6, 2019

The European Commission has requested that both Austria and Ireland take action to transpose EU-wide interest limitation rules into their respective national laws. Read Full Story

 


EU States Shut Down Plans For Public CbC Reporting

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, December 2, 2019

EU member states have been unable to reach an agreement on proposals to release to the public information on multinational enterprises' tax affairs. Read Full Story

 


EU Moving Forward With Proposal For Public CbC Reporting

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, November 25, 2019

The EU's Competitiveness Council is to meet on November 28, 2019, to agree a general approach on a legislative proposal to release to the public information on multinational enterprises' tax affairs. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland, EU To Link Emissions Trading Systems

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 15, 2019

Switzerland and the EU are to link their emissions trading systems from next year, after the Swiss Federal Council approved revisions to the country's Ordinance on the Reduction of CO2 Emissions. Read Full Story

 


Finland To Implement EU Exit Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 15, 2019

On November 7, 2019, the Finnish Ministry of Finance issued a proposal to implement a corporate exit tax, which is based largely on the European Union Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive. Read Full Story

 


Nine EU Finance Ministers Call For Green Tax On Aviation

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Nine EU member states have called on the European Commission to draw up proposals for an EU-wide aviation tax. Read Full Story

 


Ireland Had EU's Lowest Tax-To-GDP Burden In 2018: Eurostat

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 15, 2019

The overall tax burden in the European Union relative to GDP rose slightly in 2018, to 40.3 percent, the Eurostat has announced. Read Full Story

 

 

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