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Infringement cases by policy area

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

Direct Taxation related press releases are also available from a separate tablepdf(56 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  .

 

Taxation (General)Excise duties (or Taxes on alcohol/tobacco)Tax and customs related State aid cases
Car taxationPersonal taxationCustoms
Company taxation Taxation of capital
Energy/ environmental taxesVAT

 

Taxation (General)
No press release
Car taxation
26/02/2015IP/15/4495

Taxation: Commission refers Portugal to Court for failing to amend registration tax for second-hand vehicles in compliance with EU law
Case No 2012/2178

26/02/2015MEMO/15/4489

Taxation: Commission requests FINLAND to amend its car tax legislation as regards leasing and rental vehicles

Case No 2014/2092

26/02/2015MEMO/15/4489

Taxation: Commission requests IRELAND to amend its car tax legislation as regards leasing and rental vehicles
Case No 2010/2144

26/11/2014IP/14/2134

Taxation: 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

16/10/2014MEMO/14/589

Taxation: 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)

23/01/2014MEMO/14/36

Taxation: Commission requests PORTUGAL to take into account real depreciation in taxing second-hand vehicles

Company taxation
26/03/2015MEMO/15/4666Taxation: The Commission asks Belgium to bring its rules on dividend taxation into line
Case No 2012-4118
26/11/2014IP/14/2136

Taxation: 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

25/09/2014MEMO/14/537

Taxation: Commission asks GREECE to stop discriminatory taxation for ships flying foreign flags
Case No 2012/4155

10/07/2014MEMO/14/470

Taxation: 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)

Energy/ environmental taxes
26/11/2014IP/14/2138

Taxation: 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

25/09/2014MEMO/14/537

Taxation: Commission asks GREECE to amend legislation on duty free service stations on land borders
Case No 2013/2038

10/07/2014IP/14/810

Taxation: Commission refers UK to Court of Justice for failure to comply with EU rules on marked fuel
Case No 2011/4028

16/04/2014MEMO/14/293

Taxation: Commission requests IRELAND to ensure that private boats do not use lower taxed fuel
Case No 2013/4119

Excise duties (or Taxes on alcohol/tobacco)
26/02/2015MEMO/15/4489

Taxation: 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

25/09/2014MEMO/14/537

Taxation: Commission asks Estonia to change its legislation on the sale and marketing of cigarettes
Case No 2012/2135.

10/07/2014IP/14/809

Taxation: Commission refers Portugal to Court of Justice over excise duty rules for cigarettes
Case No 2008/4818

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/14/293

Excise duties: Commission requests HUNGARY to apply single rate for spirits
Case No 2012/4192
Proceedings closed on 26/02/2015 (Hungary changed its legislation)

Personal taxation
26/11/2014MEMO/14/2130

Taxation: Commission asks ROMANIA to stop the discriminatory tax treatment of non- resident individuals receiving income from Romania
Case No 2009/2134

26/11/2014MEMO/14/2130

Commission asks FRANCE to end discrimination in respect of income derived from gainful activity
Case No 2013/4323

10/07/2014IP/14/808

Taxation: France referred to the Court regarding donations to foreign general-interest bodies
Cases No 2006/5003, 2007/4203 and 2007/4823.

28/03/2014MEMO/14/241

Taxation: Commission asks Ireland to stop discriminatory taxation of termination payments
Case No 2011/4124
Proceedings closed on 25/09/2014 (Ireland changed its legislation)

23/01/2014IP/14/50

Taxation: Commission refers Portugal to Court over exit taxation for individuals

Taxation of capital
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/14/2135

Taxation: 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

16/10/2014MEMO/14/589

Taxation: Commission asks ROMANIA to stop the discriminatory tax treatment of foreign legal entities
Case No 2009/4343

16/10/2014MEMO/14/589

Taxation: Commission asks GERMANY to stop discriminatory taxation of legacies to foreign charities
Case No 2012/2159

16/10/2014IP/14/1144

Taxation: Belgium before the EU Court of Justice for discriminatory taxation of collective investment undertakings
Case No 2009/4568

25/09/2014MEMO/14/537

Taxation: 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)

16/04/2014MEMO/14/293

Taxation: Commission asks THE NETHERLANDS to end the discriminatory taxation of Dutch-sourced dividends paid to EU/EEA insurance companies
Case No 2012/4167

20/02/2014MEMO/14/116

Capital gains tax: Commission asks LUXEMBOURG to amend its legislation
Case No 2011/4104.
Proceedings closed on 16/10/2014 (Luxembourg changed its legislation)

23/01/2014MEMO/14/36

Taxation: Commission asks BELGIUM to end the discrimination of credit institutions established in other Member States

VAT
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
26/02/2015IP/15/4493

Taxation: Germany referred to the Court for limitation of VAT exemption granted to shared services
Case No 2009/2303

25/09/2014IP/14/1040

Taxation: Commission refers The Netherlands to the Court over VAT exemption for water sport activities
Case No 2008/4955

25/09/2014IP/14/1038

Taxation: Germany referred to Court over its rules on VAT refunds for non-EU operators
Case No 2011/2087

10/07/2014MEMO/14/470

Taxation: VAT on sporting events in France
Case No 2012/4194
Proceedings closed on 26/02/2015 (France changed its legislation)

20/02/2014IP/14/161

Commission takes Luxembourg to Court of Justice over VAT in the case of independent groups of persons
Case No 2011/2030.

Tax and customs related State aid cases
09/07/2014IP/14/794

State aid: Commission questions tax exemptions for Dutch public companies and takes steps to ensure fair competition between EU ports

09/07/2014IP/14/791

State aid: Commission approves exemptions from Danish tax on advertising to households

11/06/2014IP/14/663

State aid: Commission investigates transfer pricing arrangements on corporate taxation of Apple (Ireland) Starbucks (Netherlands) and Fiat Finance and Trade (Luxembourg)

Customs
No press release