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Vontobel Reaches Agreement On Untaxed German Assets

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Swiss-based asset manager Vontobel has reached a settlement with German authorities on untaxed assets held by certain of its German clients. Read Full Story


Tax Cuts, No Tax Hikes For Germany's New Coalition Gov't

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The three political parties set to form Germany's next governing coalition have agreed to reduce the solidarity tax burden, according to the text of the recently released agreement. Read Full Story


Germany Hints At Solidarity Tax Cut

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Christian Democrat Union and the Social Democratic Party have reportedly agreed on a program for government that includes a solidarity tax cut. Read Full Story


UK Lawmakers Discuss Potential Post-Brexit Free Zones

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

During a January 7, 2018, debate in the UK House of Commons, UK lawmakers discussed the country's plans to leave the EU, its customs union, and value-added tax area. Read Full Story


US Agrees To Exchange CbC Reports With Spain

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, December 28, 2017

In a recent update, the Internal Revenue Service has announced that it has agreed a bilateral competent authority agreement with authorities in Spain to exchange country-by-country reports. Read Full Story


Businesses Across Europe Call For Brexit Transition Period

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, December 15, 2017

The UK's main business associations and also chambers of commerce from Northern Europe have issued separate joint statements calling for an agreement between the EU and UK on a transitional period that would see the status quo maintained temporarily after Brexit. Read Full Story


Irish Tax Regime 'Most Business Friendly In EU'

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, December 15, 2017

Ireland tops the EU league of business-friendly tax regimes and is an attractive location in which to do business, according to a new survey by PwC. Read Full Story


Netherlands Begins Legal Challenge To German Road Tax

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Netherlands has joined Austria in issuing a legal challenge to Germany's road charging scheme at the European Court of Justice. Read Full Story


Facebook Bows To Int'l Pressure To Drop Irish Tax Arrangement

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Facebook announced on December 12, 2017, that it would significantly alter how it books its advertising revenue, to pay more tax to the countries where its users are based. Read Full Story


VW Questions Germany's Diesel Tax Break

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Matthias Muller, the Chief Executive Officer of German auto giant Volkswagen, has said that tax breaks on diesel fuel would be better spent by the Government on promoting clean energy sources. Read Full Story



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