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Today, the EU Parliament approved a proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards the disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne . . .
Tax advisors, accountants, banks, lawyers, and other intermediaries who design and promote potentially aggressive cross-border tax planning schemes and, in some cases, the clients that receive such advice, would be required to meet new reporting. . .
The European Union and China on June 2 signed a customs cooperation agreement covering the years 2018--2020, providing the priorities for EU-China customs cooperation, writes Davide Anghileri . . .
Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne discusses an ECOFIN deal, reached May 23, for a directive that will create a new system for resolving double taxation disputes between the EU States; he also provides an update of EU discussions on adopting a common corporate tax base (CCTB) . . .
The EU Commission today notified France that it considers France's withholding tax on dividends paid to subsidiaries located in other EU States or European Economic Area (EEA) Members States to be contrary EU law. The Commission said . . .
EU states must allow a court challenge to the legality of an information order issued to implement a tax-related exchange of information request on the grounds that the request lacks “foreseeable relevance,” the Court of Justice. . .
The EU Commission today opened a public consultation to gather views on the functioning of administrative cooperation regarding value added tax (VAT) and regarding the fight. . . .
Aisling Donohue, a tax partner at mgpartners, Dublin, discusses Apple’s grounds for appealing the EU Commission's State aid decision against Ireland, published today in summary form, noting that Apple's arguments diverge somewhat from Ireland's arguments. . .
An EU Commission proposal to require public country-by-country reporting by multinationals operating in Europe should be extended to cover many more multinationals and to mandate much more robust . . .
Ireland's Minister for Finance Michael Noonan today expressed opposition to EU Commission proposals for a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) and public country-by-country reporting, arguing that both measures are counterproductive . . .
See: The Telegraph.
Mary Cosgrove, a tax lecturer at the J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at the National University of Ireland, discusses Ireland's arguments in the Apple State aid case before the Court of Justice of the European Union, as revealed in the government’s summary of legal proceedings, released today . . . .
Mary Cosgrove, a tax lecturer at the J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway, provides an update of the EU Commission's State aid challenge to tax rulings granted by Ireland to Apple . . .