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Tax problems linked to cross-border venture capital investment

Title
Direct tax problems linked to cross-border venture capital investment
Policy fields

Taxation

Target groups
The Commission would like to draw on the expertise and experience of all parties interested in commenting on any direct tax problems that arise when venture capital is invested across borders and possible solutions. All stakeholders – individual citizens, businesses, Member States, tax administrations, intergovernmental, non-governmental and business organisations, tax practitioners and academia - are invited to provide their views on this matter.
Period of consultation
From 03/8/2012 to 5/11/2012
Objective of the consultation
The European Commission has launched this public consultation in order to collect factual evidence of the direct tax problems that arise when venture capital is invested across borders. In this respect the Commission needs not only to collect factual evidence of the problems, but also to find out why the problems arose, the Member States involved, the amount of money involved and the costs to investors, Member States and the EU's SMEs. Once the Commission has collected this evidence, it will be able to estimate the size of the problem and decide whether there is a need for EU solutions to remedy the problems and what the benefits of any such solutions would be, for Member States and for the VC industry. Finally, the Commission would like to obtain suggestions from the public on feasible solutions to any such problems.
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View the consultation document and questionnaire
Consultation paperpdf(45 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  (Word versiondoc(149 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  )
Reference documents and other, related consultations
Report of Expert Group on removing tax obstacles to cross-border Venture Capital Investmentspdf Choose translations of the previous link 
Contact details
responsible service

Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union,
Unit D.2 "Direct Tax Policy & Cooperation"

e-mailTAXUD-D2-CONSULTATION@ec.europa.eu
postal address

European Commission
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union
Unit D.2 "Direct Tax Policy & Cooperation"
B-1049 Brussels

Number of responses received to this consultation
-
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Results of consultation and next steps
Protection of personal dataSpecific privacy statementpdf(13 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  Responsespdf Choose translations of the previous link   *


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