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France’s diverted profits tax ruled unconstitutional

January 4, 2017

France’s Constitutional Council on December 29 struck down France’s controversial diverted profits tax law, finding it unconstitutional, and also determined that changes to the financial transaction tax are constitutional, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne, a contributing editor at MNE Tax  . . .

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. . .
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