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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 . . .
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. . .
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 . . .
Taiwan's taxation office announced Monday that foreign enterprises and other entities from specified countries that have no fixed place of business in Taiwan but engage in. . .
Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne discusses a recent decision of Italy's Supreme Court which addresses the level of substance that a holding company must have to ensure that it is respected for purposes of obtaining a reduced rate of withholding tax under a tax treaty or for the application of the EU parent-subsidiary directive or interest and royalties directive . . .
The OECD has today asked global businesses to assess the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) for resolving tax treaty disputes in Austria, France, Germany, Italy . . .
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 . . .
EU law requires that a company be given the opportunity to challenge a tax information order issued to implement a tax exchange of information request on the grounds that the request lacks "forseeable relevance," Advocate . . .
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 . . .
The French Constitutional Council, December 8, ruled that sections of a law establishing public country-by-country reporting by multinationals are contrary to the Constitution, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne . . .
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 . . .
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. . .
Jacques Mestoudjian has joined Eversheds as a partner in its Paris office . . .
A revised tax treaty between Singapore and France entered into force on June 1, the Inland Revenue Authority . . .