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.
The Council will adopt the Directive once the European parliament has given its opinion. Member States will have until 30 June 2019 to transpose the Directive for tax years starting on or after 1 January 2018.