EU public consultations

January 24, 2023
ETAF feedback on Business in Europe: Framework for Income Taxation (BEFIT)

On 24 January 2023,  ETAF replied to the European Commission's public consultation on the future proposal for a common EU corporate tax base, called Business in Europe: Framework for Income Taxation (BEFIT), expected for the third quarter 2023.

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October 12, 2022
ETAF answers to the European Commission's consultation on SAFE

On 11 October 2022, ETAF replied to the European Commission's public consultation on a proposal for a Directive to tackle the role of enablers that facilitate tax evasion and aggressive tax planning (Securing the Activity Framework for Enablers – SAFE). Our core messages are the following: Before releasing new measures, existing regulation should be thoroughly […]

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July 27, 2022
ETAF feedback to the European Commission consultation on DEBRA

ETAF feedback to the European Commission consultation on DEBRA On 27 July 2022, ETAF responded to the European Commission consultation on the Proposal for a Council Directive laying down rules on a debt-equity bias reduction allowance and on limiting  the deductibility of interest for corporate income tax purposes (DEBRA).

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June 23, 2022
ETAF responded to the European Commission consultation on an EU framework for withholding taxes

On 23 June 2022, ETAF responded to the European Commission consultation on an EU framework for withholding taxes.  

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May 4, 2022
ETAF responded to the European Commission consultation on VAT in the digital age

On 4 May 2022, ETAF responded to the European Commission consultation on VAT in the digital age.

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April 6, 2022
ETAF feedback to the European Commission on the UNSHELL Directive

On 22 December 2021, the European Commission presented a proposal for a Directive laying down rules to prevent the misuse of shell entities for tax purposes (UNSHELL) and amending Directive 2011/16/EU. The proposal seeks to create a new minimum economic substance test, organized in several steps, to help Member States identify undertakings that do not […]

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March 18, 2022
ETAF feedback to the European Commission on the Implementing Directive for Pillar II

On 22 December 2021, the EU became the first jurisdiction to start the legislative process for the transposition of the so-called Pillar II of the OECD agreement to reform the international tax system, i.e. the minimum 15% effective tax rate for large multinational enterprises (MNE). From the very beginning, the European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) […]

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November 9, 2021
ETAF position on the European Commission's anti-money laundering package 2021

On 20 July 2021, the European Commission published a comprehensive legislative package to combat money laundering and terrorist financing (AML/CFT) with a total of four legislative proposals. The European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) generally welcomes and supports the effort of the European Commission  to replace the existing patchwork of different regulations in Europe by common […]

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February 14, 2019
ETAF feedback on the rules of functioning of the Advisory Commission in the framework of the Tax dispute resolution mechanism

The European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) welcomes the intention of the European Commission to streamline procedures and harmonize documents concerning the rules of functioning of tax dispute resolution between Member States. ETAF believes that the design of a procedural framework for the effortless progress of the dispute resolution procedures, should guarantee an easier functioning of […]

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January 18, 2019
ETAF feedback on the proposal to shift away from unanimity principle in tax

The European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) commented on the roadmap “More efficient law-making in the field of taxation: Identification of areas for a move to qualified majority voting”.

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