EU public consultations

October 30, 2018
ETAF position on the Commission's proposal for a Digital Services Tax

ETAF position on the Commission proposal for a Digital Services Tax On 21 March 2018, the European Commission proposed new rules to ensure that digital business activities are taxed in a fair way within the EU. The Commission has made two legislative proposals: a first initiative to reform corporate tax rules so that profits are […]

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October 16, 2018
ETAF statement on the proposal for a Directive on a notification procedure

In September 2018, ETAF issued a new position on the proposal for a Directive on a notification procedure. The position highlights the unclear legal consequences for the Member States and the respect of the principles of EU Law.  

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January 3, 2018
ETAF participates in the Consultation on fair taxation of the digital economy

The digitalisation of the economy is happening at a very fast pace involving both the digitalisation of so-called “bricks-and-mortar” business models and the activities of highly digitalized ICT companies. The tax framework, on the other hand, was not capable of keeping up with such a quick transformation. With this in mind, DG TAXUD launched a […]

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August 31, 2017
ETAF position paper on Commission's proposal on disclosure rules for tax intermediaries

In August 2017, ETAF positioned itself regarding the Commission's proposal on disclosure obligations for tax intermediaries (DAC 6). While ETAF strongly supports the fight against tax fraud and is in favour of tax transparency, our Members highlight emphatically the outstanding importance of professional secrecy as a ground pillar of the profession. In June 2017, the […]

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May 31, 2017
ETAF Statements on the Services Package

In April 2017, ETAF positioned itself regarding the Services Package of the European Commission, which consists of an obligatory Proportionality Test before adopting new professional regulations, a Notification Procedure that requires Member States to notify every new provision in an early drafting stage to the Commission and a European Services e-Card, that aims at facilitating […]

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March 8, 2017
ETAF participates in intermediaries’ tax planning consultation

As the scandals around LuxLeaks and Panama Papers are still present, the European Commission focuses its policies on tax transparency and tax intermediaries to fight harmful and illegal tax practices. With this in mind, DG TAXUD launched a consultation on “Disincentives for advisers and intermediaries for potentially aggressive tax planning schemes”. This measure aimed to […]

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April 18, 2016
ETAF participates in the consultation on the reform of the notification procedure

On 18 April, ETAF submitted its contribution to the consultation on the reform of the notification procedure (Services Directive). This consultation stands in the framework of the internal market strategy of the European Commission (see point 4.2. of the strategy). The main background of the consultation is that the Commission is not satisfied with the […]

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