The Council of European Union at a meeting today failed to reach agreement on proposals to reduce the VAT rate for electronic publications and temporarily apply a generalised reverse charge mechanism; the EU VAT e-commerce proposal was also discussed, writes Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne . . .
Davide Anghileri of the University of Lausanne discusses an ECOFIN deal, reached May 23, for a directive that will create a new system for resolving double taxation disputes between the EU States; he also provides an update of EU discussions on adopting a common corporate tax base (CCTB) . . .
The European Council on February 7 released the Maltese Presidency’s work plan regarding tax measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting by multinationals, notes 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. . .
A proposed EU anti-tax avoidance directive, to be presented this month by the European Commission, will include rules limiting interest deductibility, a general antiabuse rule (GAAR), controlled foreign company rules, hybrid mismatch . . .
(Updated 12/10/2015) The European Council, during a December 8 meeting, formally agreed to an amended directive requiring EU States to exchange information automatically on advance cross-border tax rulings and . . .