European Commission

Apple may lose EU State aid dispute, tax experts say

December 20, 2016

The EU Commission, on December 19, released the public version of its decision, announced last August, determining that Ireland granted illegal State aid to Apple by issuing the company's subsidiaries overly-generous private tax rulings. A lot is at stake, including . . .

EU proposal to halt multinational tax avoidance through third-country hybrid mismatches stalls

December 9, 2016

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. . .

Ireland appeals Apple state aid decision

November 10, 2016

The Irish government today filed suit to annul the EU Commission's decision in the Apple case, which concluded that Ireland granted Apple about €13 billion (USD 14.5 billion) in illegal state aid by . . .

Economic analysis predicts EU would benefit from CCTB, CCCTB

October 31, 2016

An EU Commission paper released October 27 uses economic modelling to conclude that recent EU proposals for a common corporate tax base (CCTB) and a common consolidated corporate tax base with formula apportionment (CCCTB) would result a fairer and more efficient tax system, writes Davide Anghileri, of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland . . .
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