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German Banks Challenge French And Italian FTT

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Leading associations from the German finance industry have urged the European Commission to ban the financial transactions tax currently imposed by France and Italy on trading in French and Italian securities. Read Full Story

 


EU's FTT Plans Deeply Flawed, Lords Say

by Robert Lee, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, December 13, 2013

The European Commission's plans for a financial transaction tax are "divisive" and would be "detrimental to the UK's interest," a group of lawmakers has alleged. Read Full Story

 


Austria's Faymann "Regrets" Absence Of EU FTT

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 6, 2013

Austrian Chancellor and Social Democrat party leader Werner Faymann has said he regrets the fact that the European Financial Transactions Tax will fail to materialize next year. Read Full Story

 


Luxembourg's Incoming Government Opposes EU FTT

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, December 2, 2013

Tasked with leading the formation of a future Government in Luxembourg, leader Xavier Bettel recently presented an update on progress, and confirmed Luxembourg's clear rejection of a tax on financial transactions. Read Full Story

 


Germany's Future Grand Coalition Unites On FTT

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, October 31, 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party and the Social Democrats have united on plans for a financial transactions tax, during ongoing Grand Coalition negotiations. Read Full Story

 


EU11 FTT Will Still Impact On UK

by Robert Lee, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, October 31, 2013

If the European Commission goes ahead with its plans for a Financial Transactions Tax, London's position as a leading financial center could be under threat, a legal expert has warned. Read Full Story

 


Merkel's CDU Fights Back Over SPD Tax Plans

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The business wing of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party has presented its core demands for coalition negotiations, warning against Social Democrat plans to raise taxes, to introduce a minimum wage in Germany, and to impose a national tax on financial transactions. Read Full Story

 


SPD Resolution Omits Reference To Top Tax Hike

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, October 25, 2013

During an extraordinary party convention, Germany's Social Democrats adopted a resolution serving as a basis for official coalition negotiations with Chancellor Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party, with no specific stipulation that the top rate of income tax must rise if an alliance is to be formed. Read Full Story

 


Germany's Opposition Abandon Tax Rise Ultimatum

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Perhaps sensing the futility in their demands, Germany's main Opposition parties, the Social Democrats and the Green Party, have moved away from their ultimatum that tax rises must be included in any future coalition agreement with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her newly elected Christian Democratic Union party. Read Full Story

 


Austria Should Consider New Fiscal Package, Institute Warns

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Christian Keuschnigg, Head of the Austrian Institute for Advanced Studies, has warned Austria's political parties to think carefully about plans to reform taxation in Austria in the next legislative period, insisting that a new fiscal consolidation package will be "unavoidable" if the country is to achieve its medium-term fiscal objectives. Read Full Story

 

 

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