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Gradual transition to more efficient and democratic decision-making in EU tax policy

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15.1.2019 -The Commission has today kick-started the debate on reforming decision-making for areas of EU taxation policy, which currently requires unanimity among the Member States. This unanimity often cannot be achieved on crucial tax initiatives and can lead to costly delays and sub-optimal policies. The Communication published today suggests a roadmap for a progressive and [...]

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Boosting cooperation between tax and customs authorities

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8.6.2018 – For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing measures to make tax and customs cooperation between Member States better and more efficient. Continued funding of these programmes will help the EU to progress inoffering businesses unfettered and easy access to the EU’s Single Market so that trade can flourish, protect [...]

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New transparency rules for financial intermediaries

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13.3.2018 – The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached by the EU Member States today on new transparency rules for intermediaries- such as tax advisers, accountants, banks, and lawyers – who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients. The decision waakentermediarn by EU Economic and Financial Affairs ministers at their meeting [...]

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New rules to prevent tax evasion and money laundering

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3.1.2018-The Commission has welcomed the entry into force of new rules obliging Member States to give tax authorities access to data collected under anti-money laundering legislation. As of 1 January 2018, national tax authorities will have direct access to information on the beneficial owners of companies, trusts and other entities, as well as customer due [...]

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Taxing digital economy

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21.9.2017-The European Commission is today launching a new EU agenda to ensure that the digital economy is taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way. The Communication adopted by the Commission sets out the challenges the Member States currently face when it comes to acting on this pressing issue and outlines possible solutions to be explored. [...]

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New rules to tackle corporate tax avoidance

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The Commission has welcomed today’s agreement by Member States on their general approach for far-reaching new rules to eliminate the most common corporate tax avoidance practices. First proposed by the Commission in January, these legally-binding rules were agreed swiftly to spur global efforts to clamp down on aggressive tax planning. They are particularly timely given [...]

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Taxes throughout the member states

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The European Commission published a report in which it compares the trends in taxation in the Member States. In 2012, The overall tax-to-GDP ratio amounted to 39.4%, which is 0.5% more than the year before. Even in the euro area (EA-18), the share of taxes in GDP increased, from 39.5% in 2011 to 40.4% in [...]

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