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Taxation and Customs Union

October infringements package: main decisions

24/10/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 24 October 2012 October October DIGITAL AGENDA EMPLOYEMENT ENERGY ENVIRONMENT JUSTICE TRANSPORT HEALTH& CONSUMER POLICY TAXATION& CUSTOMS BE X X X X BG X DK X X X EE X ES X FR X IT X X X LT X LU X X NL X PL...

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Taxation: Commission refers the UK to the European Court of Justice over the taxation of assets abroad

24/10/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 October 2012 Today, the European Commission decided to refer the United Kingdom to the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) for its regime concerning the taxation of transfers of assets abroad. UK legislation provides for a difference in treatment between domestic and cross-border transactions.

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Taxation: Commission refers the UK to the European Court of Justice over taxation of capital gains

24/10/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 24 October 2012 Today, the European Commission decided to refer the United Kingdom to the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) for its tax regime concerning the attribution of gains to members of non-resident companies.

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Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-fraud STATEMENT ON ENHANCED COOPERATION DECISION ON FINANCIAL TRANSACTION TAX Commission meeting /...

23/10/2012

European Commission Over the past few weeks, I have received a steady stream of letters from various Member States, requesting enhanced cooperation on an EU financial transactions tax. These Member States are keen to move ahead with a common FTT, on the basis of what I proposed last year.

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Enhanced Cooperation on Financial Transaction Tax – Questions and Answers

23/10/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 October 2012 In September 2011, the European Commission tabled a proposal for a Directive on a financial transaction tax (see IP/11/1085). The essence of this proposal was that a low-rate, wide-base tax would be applied on all financial transactions with any economic link to the...

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Commission proposes green light for enhanced cooperation on financial transactions tax

23/10/2012

European Press release Brussels, 23 October 2012 Commission The 10 Member States that wish to apply an EU financial transaction tax (FTT) through enhanced cooperation should be allowed to do so, because all the legal conditions for such a move are met.

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Statement by Commissioner Šemeta on an EU Financial Transactions Tax – ECOFIN Council

09/10/2012

European Commission MEMO Luxembourg, 9 October 2012 "Today we have received a clear – and very welcome - signal that there will be enough Member States on board for an EU Financial Transactions Tax. The requests are to move ahead on the basis of what ...

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Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta welcomes trilogue agreement by Council and Parliament on OLAF reform

08/10/2012

European Commission MEMO Bruxelles, 8 October 2012 "Today's agreement on the reform of OLAF will ensure that the EU's central player in the fight against fraud works to its full potential. Greater efficiency and clearer accountability are the pillars ...

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VAT: Reviewing reduced rates for more efficient tax systems

08/10/2012

European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 October 2012 Citizens, businesses and other stakeholders are being asked for their opinion on certain reduced VAT rates, in a public consultation launched by the Commission today....

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Taxation: Questions and Answers on reduced VAT rates

08/10/2012

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 8 October 2012 What EU rules are in place for VAT rates? Under the EU VAT Directive, Member States must apply a standard VAT rate of no less than 15% to the vast majority of goods and services....

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