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Portugal Ratifies BEPS Multilateral Instrument

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

On February 28, 2020, Portugal ratified the BEPS multilateral instrument, committing to introduce changes to counter tax base erosion and profit shifting by amending its network of double tax treaties. 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

 


Austria Rejects German Financial Transactions Tax Plan

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said that Austria does not agree with new German proposals for a European financial transactions tax. Read Full Story

 


EU Member States Slow To Implement VAT Quick Fixes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against 14 member states for failing to implement the so-called value-added tax quick fixes. Read Full Story

 


Many EU States Tardy In Adopting Anti-Tax Avoidance Directives

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 6, 2020

On January 24, 2020, the European Commission issued formal notices to numerous European Union member states with regards to lapses in the implementation of various EU anti-tax avoidance directives. Read Full Story

 


EU Financial Transactions Tax Agreement Close, Says Scholz

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, January 27, 2020

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has said he is confident that an agreement can be reached on a European Union financial transactions tax. Read Full Story

 


Netherlands Sets Out 2020 Tax Treaty Goals

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, January 27, 2020

On January 20, 2020, the Dutch Ministry of Finance announced the list of countries with which the Netherlands intends to negotiate new or amended double tax treaties in 2020. Read Full Story

 


Germany Presents Text For EU Financial Transactions Tax

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, December 16, 2019

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has presented a final proposal for a European Union financial transactions tax to the 10 member states participating in the initiative. Read Full Story

 


Portugal To Lower VAT On Certain Utilities

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, April 29, 2019

Senior Portuguese ministers have approved a proposal to introduce the six percent reduced rate of value-added tax on supplies of electricity and natural gas to certain consumers from July 1, 2019. Read Full Story

 


EU To Probe Potential Abuses Of Citizenship By Investment Schemes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, January 28, 2019

For the first time, the Commission has presented a comprehensive report on investor citizenship and residence schemes operated by a number of EU member states. Read Full Story

 

 

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