Brexit update: HMRC urges companies to take action and BE administration publish further guidelines on how to trade as from 1 January 2021
Considering that the UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 and formally informed the EU that it did not want to invoke its right to request for an extension of the transition period, the transition period which started on 1 February of this year will come to an end on 31 December 2020.
European Commission proposes amendments to the EU rules on VAT to facilitate trade between EU Member States and Northern Ireland once Brexit will become effective The European Commission recently proposed a key amendment to the Value Added Tax (VAT) Directive in order to facilitate trade between Northern Ireland and EU Member States in a proper
On 15 July 2020, the General Court of the European Union (‘GC’), annulled the final State aid decision of the European Commission (‘EC’), based on the argument that the EC did not demonstrate the existence of a selective economic advantage within the meaning of the State aid rules. It remains to be seen whether the
PwC EUDTG Newsalert – 10 July 2020 (Non-confidential version of the EC’s State aid decision to extend proceedings in Inter IKEA)
On 2 July 2020, the public version of the State aid decision of the European Commission (EC) to extend the State aid investigation into the Netherlands’ tax treatment of Inter IKEA Systems BV (Systems) was made available. In its decision to extend proceedings, the EC preliminarily concludes that the contested measures (the 2006 and 2011
European Commission adopts temporary State aid framework enabling EU Member States to support their economies during the COVID-19 crisis
The European Commission adopted a temporary framework setting out the possibilities for EU Member States to support the economy during the COVID-19 crisis on 19 March 2020 under the European State aid rules. Such framework set outs the possibilities under which EU Member States can enact legislation and take actions to provide state support to
On 25 July 2019 the European Commission decided to refer Belgium to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to properly implement new rules related to the taxation of rental income of foreign immovable property owned by Belgian tax payers. Last year, on the 12th of April 2018, the European Court of
European Commission announces final State aid decision on financing income exemption within the UK’s CFC rules
On 2 April 2019, the European Commission (EC) announced that the Group Financing Exemption (GFE) within the UK Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) rules is “partly justified”. The decision has not yet been published but a brief explanation of the decision can be found via this link.
On 7 March 2019, the European Commission (EC) announced the opening of an in-depth State aid investigation in a number of tax rulings granted by Luxembourg to Huhtamäki. This decision is another important decision in a range of decisions dealing with the taxation of intra-group financing activities. A brief explanation of the decision can be found