Tackling cross-border tax problems: Commission launches consultation on taxing dividends

Today, the Commission (DG Taxation and Customs) has launched a public consultation, calling for feedback on problems that arise with regard to the taxation of dividends paid cross-border to individuals or small shareholders in the EU.

The withholding tax regimes that are currently used to tax cross-border dividend payments may be causing problems for the Internal Market through double taxation and discriminatory treatment. The public consultation, which will be open for contributions until 30/04/2011, is part of the Commission's wider work to assess where taxation may be holding back the Single Market, and the possible solutions to address this (see IP/10/1751 and IP/10/1390). On the basis of the feedback from the consultation launched today, the Commission will decide how best to proceed on this issue. For more details please see the consultation paper: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/common/consultations/tax/index_en.htm
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