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Global dimension of Tax and Customs: Commissioner Šemeta in Asia and Australia

27/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 27 November 2013 Commissioner for Taxation, Customs, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Algirdas Šemeta will be in Singapore and Australia from 28 November to 3 December. The purpose of his trip is to discuss international tax matters – notably the global fight against tax evasion – as...

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Speech - EU TAXATION: TAKING STOCK AND LOOKING AHEAD

26/11/2013

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraudSpeech - Econ Committee/Brussels, 26 November 2013 Chair, Honourable Members, I am very happy to be here again with you today to discuss current and future developments in EU tax policy.

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Taxing the Digital Economy: The Commission has appointed the members of the expert group

25/11/2013

European Commission Memo Brussels, 25 November 2013 The Commission has appointed the members of the High Level expert group on Taxation of the Digital Economy it has created last month IP/13/983. The group will be chaired by Vítor Gaspar, former finance minister of Portugal, and will bring together six further...

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Speech - Midday statement on Parent-Subsidiary Directive

25/11/2013

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraudSpeech - Press Room / Brussels, 25 November 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is just under a year since the Commission presented an ambitious Action Plan to combat tax evasion and avoidance in the EU.

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Taxing the Digital Economy: The Commission has appointed the members of the expert group

25/11/2013

European Commission Memo Brussels, 25 November 2013 The Commission has appointed the members of the High Level expert group on Taxation of the Digital Economy it has created last month IP/13/983. The group will be chaired by Vítor Gaspar, former finance minister of Portugal, and will bring together six further...

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Questions and Answers on the Parent Subsidiary Directive

25/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 25 November 2013 (see also IP/13/1149) What is the Parent-Subsidiary Directive? The Parent–Subsidiary Directive was designed to eliminate tax obstacles for profit distributions between parent companies and subsidiaries based in different Member States.

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Tackling Tax Avoidance: Commission tightens key EU corporate tax rules

25/11/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 25 November 2013 Today the Commission proposed amendments to key EU corporate tax legislation, in order to significantly reduce tax avoidance in Europe. The proposal will close loopholes in the Parent-Subsidiary Directive, which some companies have been using to escape taxation.

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VAT: Commission refers Sweden to the Court over VAT on postal services

20/11/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 November 2013 The European Commission has decided to refer Sweden to the Court of Justice over its application of VAT on postal services. Sweden applies VAT to some services that, under EU rules, should be exempt from VAT.

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November infringements package: main decisions

20/11/2013

Il-Kummissjoni Ewropea MEMO Brussels, 20 November 2013 November November In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.

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Customs: Commission refers Belgium to Court over customs offices’ opening hours and fees

20/11/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 November 2013 The European Commission has decided to refer Belgium to the EU Court of Justice for failing to bring its legislation into line with EU rules on Customs opening hours and administrative fees.

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Taxation: Commission brings a case before the Court of Justice in respect of two discriminatory provisions in Belgian law

20/11/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 20 November 2013 The Commission has decided to bring an action before the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the manner in which Belgium taxes, on the one hand, certain income of foreign cooperative societies and those pursuing a social objective and, on...

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Speech - Savings taxation - Statement by Commissioner Šemeta at the Economic and Finance Ministers Council

15/11/2013

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraudSpeech - Ecofin Council Brussels, 15 November 2013 First of all, allow me to thank the Lithuanian Presidency for putting this topic on the agenda today.

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Towards an efficient VAT system: 7th Brussels tax forum

15/11/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 15 November 2013 On Monday 18 November the 7th Brussels Tax Forum will gather 250 participants from 37 countries to discuss the EU VAT system, and how to improve its efficiency.

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Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 15 November

13/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 13 November 2013 The EU's Council of Economic and Finance (ECOFIN) Ministers will take place in Brussels on 15 November at 10.30. The European Commission will be represented by Olli Rehn, Vice President and Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro and Michel Barnier,...

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Annual report of the European Court of Auditors – Frequently Asked Questions

05/11/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 5 November 2013 What is the Court of Auditors' annual report? The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is the independent external auditor of the European Union. Each year, the Court publishes an Annual Report on the implementation of the EU budget.

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Court of Auditors report shows EU budget management on the right track

05/11/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 5 November 2013 The European Commission today welcomed the latest Court of Auditors' report on the management of the EU budget. The report confirms the major improvement in the current programming period compared to the last, with a substantial decline in the headline 'error rate'...

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