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Infringement cases by country

On this page you will find an overview of press releases broken down by country.

 

AustriaCyprusFinlandHungaryLithuaniaPolandSlovenia
       
BelgiumCzech RepublicFranceIrelandLuxembourgPortugalSpain
       
BulgariaDenmarkGermanyItalyMaltaRomaniaSweden
       
CroatiaEstoniaGreeceLatviaNetherlandsSlovakiaUnited Kingdom
       

 

Austria
No press releases
Belgium
26/03/2015MEMO/15/4666Taxation: The Commission asks Belgium to bring its rules on dividend taxation into line
Case No 2012-4118
16/10/2014IP/14/1144Taxation: Belgium before the EU Court of Justice for discriminatory taxation of collective investment undertakings
Case No 2009/4568
23/01/2014MEMO/14/36Taxation: Commission asks BELGIUM to end the discrimination of credit institutions established in other Member States
Bulgaria
No press releases
Croatia
No press releases
Cyprus
10/07/2014MEMO/14/470Taxation: Commission requests CYPRUS to adapt tax rules to reflect Croatia's accession to EU
Case No 2013/0346
Proceedings closed on 26/11/2014 (Cyprus changed its legislation)
Czech Republic
No press release
Denmark
09/07/2014IP/14/791State aid: Commission approves exemptions from Danish tax on advertising to households
Estonia
25/09/2014MEMO/14/537Taxation: Commission asks Estonia to change its legislation on the sale and marketing of cigarettes
Case No 2012/2135.
Finland
26/02/2015MEMO/15/4489Taxation: Commission requests FINLAND to amend its car tax legislation as regards leasing and rental vehicles
Case No 2014/2092
France
26/03/2015MEMO/15/4666Taxation: VAT on products of agricultural origin not intended for use in food products or in agricultural production Case No 2012 - 2223
26/11/2014MEMO/14/2130Commission asks FRANCE to end discrimination in respect of income derived from gainful activity
Case No 2013/4323
10/07/2014MEMO/14/470Taxation: VAT on sporting events in France
Case No 2012/4194
Proceedings closed on 26/02/2015 (France changed its legislation)
10/07/2014IP/14/808Taxation: France referred to the Court regarding donations to foreign general-interest bodies
Cases No 2006/5003, 2007/4203 and 2007/4823.
Germany
26/02/2015IP/15/4493Taxation: Germany referred to the Court for limitation of VAT exemption granted to shared services
Case No 2009/2303
16/10/2014MEMO/14/589Taxation: Commission asks GERMANY to stop discriminatory taxation of legacies to foreign charities
Case No 2012/2159
25/09/2014IP/14/1038Taxation: Germany referred to Court over its rules on VAT refunds for non-EU operators
Case No 2011/2087
Greece
26/03/2015IP/15/4675Taxation: Greece referred to the Court regarding the discriminatory tax exemption for primary residences
Case No 2012-2134
26/03/2015IP/15/4674Taxation: Greece referred to the Court regarding the inheritance tax treatment of bequests to non-profit organisations
Case No 2012-2091
26/11/2014IP/14/2134Taxation: Commission refers Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union on vehicle registration tax for leased or rented cars
Case No 2010/2177
25/09/2014MEMO/14/537Taxation: Commission asks GREECE to stop discriminatory taxation for ships flying foreign flags
Case No 2012/4155
25/09/2014MEMO/14/537Taxation: Commission asks GREECE to amend legislation on duty free service stations on land borders
Case No 2013/2038
Hungary
16/10/2014MEMO/14/589Taxation: Commission requests that HUNGARY end restriction on car leasing services provided from other Member States
Case No 2012/4186
Proceedings closed on 26/02/2015 (Hungary changed its legislation)
16/04/2014MEMO/14/293

Taxation: Commission requests HUNGARY to end measures that restrict the trade of tobacco products
Case No 2013/4011
Proceedings closed on 29/04/2015 (Hungary changed its legislation)

16/04/2014MEMO/14/293Excise duties: Commission requests HUNGARY to apply single rate for spirits
Case No 2012/4192
Proceedings closed on 26/02/2015 (Hungary changed its legislation)
Ireland
26/02/2015MEMO/15/4489Taxation: Commission requests IRELAND to amend its car tax legislation as regards leasing and rental vehicles
Case No 2010/2144
26/11/2014IP/14/2138Taxation: Commission refers Ireland to the Court of Justice of the European Union for incorrect application of the rules on marked fuel
Case No 2013/4119
11/06/2014IP/14/663State aid: Commission investigates transfer pricing arrangements on corporate taxation of Apple (Ireland) Starbucks (Netherlands) and Fiat Finance and Trade (Luxembourg)
16/04/2014MEMO/14/293Taxation: Commission requests IRELAND to ensure that private boats do not use lower taxed fuel
Case No 2013/4119
28/03/2014MEMO/14/241Taxation: Commission asks Ireland to stop discriminatory taxation of termination payments
Case No 2011/4124
Proceedings closed on 25/09/2014 (Ireland changed its legislation)
Italy
25/09/2014MEMO/14/537Taxation: ITALY requested to amend discriminatory legislation on inheritance tax
Cases No 2012/2156 and 2012/2157
Proceedings closed on 26/11/2014 (Italy changed its legislation)
Latvia
No press release
Lithuania
No press release
Luxembourg
11/06/2014IP/14/663State aid: Commission investigates transfer pricing arrangements on corporate taxation of Apple (Ireland) Starbucks (Netherlands) and Fiat Finance and Trade (Luxembourg)
20/02/2014MEMO/14/116Capital gains tax: Commission asks LUXEMBOURG to amend its legislation
Case No 2011/4104.
Proceedings closed on 16/10/2014 (Luxembourg changed its legislation)
20/02/2014IP/14/161Commission takes Luxembourg to Court of Justice over VAT in the case of independent groups of persons
Case No 2011/2030.
Malta
No press release
Netherlands
25/09/2014IP/14/1040Taxation: Commission refers The Netherlands to the Court over VAT exemption for water sport activities
Case No 2008/4955
09/07/2014IP/14/794State aid: Commission questions tax exemptions for Dutch public companies and takes steps to ensure fair competition between EU ports
11/06/2014IP/14/663State aid: Commission investigates transfer pricing arrangements on corporate taxation of Apple (Ireland) Starbucks (Netherlands) and Fiat Finance and Trade (Luxembourg)
16/04/2014MEMO/14/293Taxation: Commission asks THE NETHERLANDS to end the discriminatory taxation of Dutch-sourced dividends paid to EU/EEA insurance companies
Case No 2012/4167
Poland
No press release
Portugal
26/02/2015IP/15/4495Taxation: Commission refers Portugal to Court for failing to amend registration tax for second-hand vehicles in compliance with EU law
Case No 2012/2178
10/07/2014IP/14/809Taxation: Commission refers Portugal to Court of Justice over excise duty rules for cigarettes
Case No 2008/4818
23/01/2014IP/14/50Taxation: Commission refers Portugal to Court over exit taxation for individuals
23/01/2014MEMO/14/36Taxation: Commission requests PORTUGAL to take into account real depreciation in taxing second-hand vehicles
Romania
26/11/2014MEMO/14/2130Taxation: Commission asks ROMANIA to stop the discriminatory tax treatment of non- resident individuals receiving income from Romania
Case No 2009/2134
16/10/2014MEMO/14/589Taxation: Commission asks ROMANIA to stop the discriminatory tax treatment of foreign legal entities
Case No 2009/4343
Slovakia
No press release
Slovenia
No press release
Spain
26/11/2014IP/14/2136Taxation: Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the European Union for discriminatory tax treatment applied to investments in non-resident companies
Case No 2010/4111
26/11/2014IP/14/2135Taxation: Commission refers Spain to the Court of Justice of the European Union for discriminatory tax treatment applied to investments in certain foreign bonds
Case No 2011/2158
Sweden
No press release
United Kingdom
26/02/2015MEMO/15/4489Taxation: Commission requests the UNITED KINDGOM to amend its excise duty legislation granting exemption for cider and perry made by small producers
Case No 2013/2147
10/07/2014IP/14/810Taxation: Commission refers UK to Court of Justice for failure to comply with EU rules on marked fuel
Case No 2011/4028.

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