Tax problems linked to cross-border venture capital investment
|Direct tax problems linked to cross-border venture capital investment|
|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 paper (Word version )|
|Reference documents and other, related consultations|
|Report of Expert Group on removing tax obstacles to cross-border Venture Capital Investments|
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union,
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