On 23 May 2017 the Council of the European Union (meeting of ECOFIN) agreed on a new system for resolving double taxation disputes within the EU. A final text was concluded on the proposed Directive on Double Taxation Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in the European Union.
CFE welcomes these developments. For an analysis of the proposed directive and CFE's position on the new directive please see the Opinion Statement below.
In order to help you keep informed of recent EU & international tax policy developments , please see below the “CFE’s Tax Top 5” for a summary of the main developments this week, and in particular the decision of the ECJ on a taxpayer’s right to challenge a tax information exchange order.
This week’s edition looks at the following:
1. OECD BEPS Multilateral Instrument signed in Paris
2. EESC warns that generalised VAT reverse charge could undermine the common VAT system
Please see link below for the Opinion Statement of the CFE Fiscal Committee, on the proposals published by the EU Commission in October 2016 re-launching the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (the “Proposals”). The Proposals envisage the implementation of two Council Directives, the first introducing a common corporate tax base (“2CTB”) and the subsequent directive implementing the consolidation element (“3CTB”).