The European Court of Justice (ECJ), in a ruling released September 12, has concluded that the ECJ has jurisdiction to resolve a dispute between Member States which relates to the subject matter of the Treaties of the European Union if the dispute is submitted under a special agreement between the parties, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne. . .
Eight countries are working on a new program to jointly review large multinationals’ tax affairs and, if appropriate, provide assurances to the multinational that it will not likely be audited in those jurisdictions with respect to specific tax risks, officials said June 6 in Washington at a conference sponsored by the OECD, USCIB, . . .
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 . . .
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. . .
Dutch finance minister and president of the Eurogroup, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, expressed support for a proposal that would mandate public release of country-by-country tax data on multinationals, while finance ministers from Malta, Belgium, and Austria . . .