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Stories that are tagged 'European Commission'




EU Reaches Agreement On Tackling Hybrid Mismatches

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On February 21, 2017, the European Council reached a compromise on a new Directive aimed at closing down hybrid mismatches between EU tax systems and those of non-EU countries. Read Full Story

 

Italy Looking For Avenues To Increase Tax Revenues

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It still remains uncertain as to how Italy's additional 2017 fiscal adjustment required by the European Commission will be funded, but a major part could involve cuts to individual income tax deductions. Read Full Story

 

Leading Party Rejects Italian Excise Tax Hikes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ex-premier Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party has refused to support hikes to excise taxes that are being proposed as a major element in Italy's additional 2017 fiscal adjustment, required by the European Commission. Read Full Story

 

ECJ Publishes Apple's State Aid Appeal

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Apple has claimed that the European Commission erred in its interpretation of Irish law and violated the principle of legal certainty in ordering the recovery of alleged illegal state aid granted to Apple. Read Full Story

 

Greece Referred To European Court Over Excise Duty

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The European Commission has referred Greece to the Court of Justice in a case concerning the reduced rate of excise duty it applies to the alcoholic spirits Tsipouro and TsikoudiĆ . Read Full Story

 

Irish FM Criticizes EU's BEPS Response

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, February 20, 2017

Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan has criticized the EU's proposals for a common consolidated corporate tax base and public country-by-country reporting as "against the BEPS consensus." Read Full Story

 

Spanish Penalties On Overseas Undeclared Assets Challenged

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The European Commission has called on Spain to lower the penalties it applies to taxpayers who fail to report assets held abroad. Read Full Story

 

MEPs Call For EU-Wide Protection For Whistle-blowers

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Members of the European Parliament have called on the European Commission to immediately put forward plans for an "effective and comprehensive whistle-blower protection program." Read Full Story

 

EU 'Disappointed' By Swiss Corporate Tax Vote

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

EU Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has said that the European Commission is "very disappointed" by the result of Switzerland's recent referendum on corporate tax reform. Read Full Story

 

AMCHAM Ireland Backs Govt's Appeal In Apple State Aid Case

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, February 10, 2017

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland fully supports the Government's decision to appeal the European Commission's decision in the Apple state aid case, its Chief Executive, Mark Redmond, has said. Read Full Story

 

 

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