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The European Court of Justice in May 17 decision ruled that France's additional tax on dividends is not compatible with article 4 of the parent-subsidiary directive, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne . . .
Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne discusses a May 17 European Court of Justice decision finding that Belgium's fairness tax system is incomparable with EU freedom of establishment concepts and the parent-subsidiary directive . . .
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 European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a criminal proceeding can be brought against the legal representative of a company even if the company has already paid a tax penalty with respect to the same act or omission, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne . . .
The European Court of Justice has published a reference for a preliminary ruling in a case challenging a German law that denies relief from withholding tax on some distributions . . .
JP Canavan discusses the EU Court of Justice's highly anticipated decision in the Euro Park Service case, which further defines the limits of EU Member States’ ability to restrict tax deferral benefits on mergers, reorganizations, and similar transactions . . .
Dublin-based tax specialist, JP Canavan, discusses a March 8 ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union which concludes that dividends paid by a Belgian subsidiary to its parents, both Dutch UCITS, do not qualify for an exemption from Belgian withholding tax under the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive . . .
Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne discusses a March 7 European Court of Justice ruling concluding that the EU VAT directive is valid under EU law even though it excludes electronically-supplied digital books, newspapers, and periodicals from a reduced rate of VAT . . .
See: Start Making Sense.
The European Court of Justice has published a reference for an Austrian case (Case C-648/15) concerning whether Austria or Germany can tax profit-participation certificates (Genussscheine). Austria claims that the Court should hold that . . .
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 . . . .
The ECJ Advocate General in a January 19 opinion concluded that France’s use of GAAR to deny a withholding tax exemption for dividends distributed by a French company to its Luxembourg parent is incompatible with EU law, writes MNE Tax contributing editor, Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne . . .
The European Court of Justice has today confirmed that Starbucks filed a suit in September challenging the European Commission's decision of October 21, 2015, which concluded that an advance pricing agreement . . .
See: Curia. This ruling will be covered in detail in a future MNE Tax article.
The European Commission on December 8 has asked France to comply fully with the ruling in Accor Case (C-310/09) of the Court of Justice of the European Union, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne . . .
Davide Anghileri, a lecturer at the University of Lausanne, discusses a Court of Justice of the European Union decision which concludes that Portugal's current practice of denying Portuguese companies a deduction for intercompany dividends received from Tunisian or Lebanese subsidiaries violates EU law . . .
Belgium's fairness tax is incompatible with the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive, Juliane Kokott, Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), concluded in an opinion issued today. Under a 2013 . . .
The European Court of Justice has published a reference for a Danish case (C-480/16) in the . . .
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 . . .
The EU VAT Directive is valid in so far as it applies a reduced rate of tax only to printed books, newspapers and periodicals, as well as to digital books which are supplied by means of a physical medium, as opposed to digital publications supplied electronically . . .