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Commission report: #EnvironmentalTaxRevenues remain stable in EU

Commission report: #EnvironmentalTaxRevenues remain stable in EU

| July 1, 2019

Environmental and energy taxes remained stable in the EU over the last decade according to a new report on taxation trends published by the Commission today, though a small change was seen in 2017 when revenues decreased to slightly less than 2.5% of GDP. Energy taxes – the main component of environmental taxes – accounted for less […]

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#BankingUnion – Parliament approves rules to reduce risks to EU banks and protect taxpayers

#BankingUnion – Parliament approves rules to reduce risks to EU banks and protect taxpayers

| April 19, 2019

 Parliament adopted a significant step towards reducing risks in the banking system and establishing the Banking Union, this week. The rules approved by Parliament and already informally agreed with member states, concern prudential requirements to make banks more resilient. This should help to boost the EU economy by increasing lending capacity and creating more liquid capital […]

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#Germany gets #Netherlands on board for #GlobalTax revamp

#Germany gets #Netherlands on board for #GlobalTax revamp

| April 4, 2019

Germany and the Netherlands have agreed to back global efforts to revamp international tax rules for the digital era, as part of efforts by the Dutch government to clean up its reputation as a major enabler of corporate tax avoidance, writes Michael Nienaber. The emergence of internet giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon has […]

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#TaxCrimes – MEPs want EU financial police force and financial intelligence unit

#TaxCrimes – MEPs want EU financial police force and financial intelligence unit

| March 27, 2019

The European Parliament on Tuesday (26 March) adopted a detailed road map towards fairer and more effective taxation, and tackling financial crimes. The recommendations, adopted by 505 votes in favour, 63 against and 87 abstentions, were prepared over a year by Parliament’s Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3). They range from […]

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#FairTaxation – EU updates list of non-co-operative tax jurisdictions

#FairTaxation – EU updates list of non-co-operative tax jurisdictions

| March 14, 2019

EU finance ministers have updated the EU list of non-co-operative tax jurisdictions, based on an intense process of analysis and dialogue steered by the Commission. The list has proven a true success with many countries having changed their laws and tax systems to comply with international standards. Over the course of last year, the Commission […]

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#TaxCrimes – Special committee calls for European financial police force

#TaxCrimes – Special committee calls for European financial police force

| February 28, 2019

European Parliament’s special committee on tax crimes wants a global tax body to be established within the UN ©AP Images/European Union-EP Parliament’s special tax committee on Wednesday (27 February) adopted a detailed road map towards fairer and more effective taxation, and tackling financial crimes. The recommendations adopted by the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax […]

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Plenary backs ambitious S&D proposal to tax more #TechGiants

Plenary backs ambitious S&D proposal to tax more #TechGiants

| December 13, 2018

Today (13 December), the Socialists and Democrats led a broad coalition in the plenary to include digital provider companies such as Netflix or iTunes (Apple) in the digital services tax (DST). The S&Ds lamented the rejection by the conservatives and the liberals of a proposal to increase the tax rate on digital services provided by […]

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