EU finance ministers, during an ECOFIN meeting of the Council of the EU held December 6, were unable to reach agreement on new hybrid mismatch rules designed to prevent multinationals from avoiding tax by exploiting differences between the tax systems of EU and non-EU countries. The ministers disagreed with a Dutch proposal to extend the effective date of the rules and a UK proposal. . .
Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne discusses Switzerland and Austria's November 11 agreement to terminate their withholding tax agreement . . .
Japan and Austria in October reached an agreement in principle . . .
The governments Japan and Austria will negotiate amendments to their 50+ year old tax treaty, Japan's. . .
Liechtenstein and Austria have signed a protocol to amend their double tax agreement, the Liechtenstein government has announced. The agreement, signed . . .
Dutch finance minister and president of the Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, expressed support for a proposal that would mandate public release of country-by-country tax data on multinationals, while finance ministers from Malta, Belgium, and Austria . . .
In an effort to provide their tax administrations with more tools to combat corporate tax avoidance through transfer pricing, officials from 31 countries today signed an agreement setting . . .
EU finance ministers have renewed their push to enact a financial transaction tax among the EU states, with some agreeing to a phased timetable for the introduction of the tax, and others expressing support for a new plan to widen the tax base, particularly with respect to derivative products. In a statement released January 22, Austrian finance minister Hans Jörg Schelling . . .
Mauritius and Austria have signed a tax information exchange agreement (TIEA) according to a release posted on a Mauritius government website March 13. The agreement was . . .