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Taxation: Commission consults on tax obstacles to cross-border venture capital investment

03/08/2012

Today the European Commission has launched a public consultation to collect factual examples of direct tax problems that arise when venture capital is invested across borders.

Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Anti-fraud and Audit, said: "Venture capital is an essential source of financing for companies, in particular innovative start-up SMEs facing the costs of developing know-how. SMEs are the backbone of the EU's economy and help to generate economic growth and new jobs. It is therefore the collective responsibility of the Commission and Member States to find solutions to tax obstacles that hinder cross-border venture capital within the EU."

 

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