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Weekly Tax News – 16 July 2018

- ECOFIN discussion on VAT
- Corporate Europe Observatory published a report on the Big Four lobbying activities
- Spain urged to recover €167 million of State aid
- Investigations opened on the Madeira Free Zone
- ECA to examine VAT and customs duties in e-commerce
- VAT – Goods containing precious metals are not second-hands

Weekly Tax News – 9 July 2018

- Austria to push for EU digital tax
- European Parliament adopts the report on VAT administrative cooperation
- Greens/EFA group report on Austrian tax practices
- ECOFIN Report on the progress made during the Bulgarian Presidency

Weekly Tax News – 2 July 2018

- Improving efficiency and fairness in taxation is among the priorities of the Austrian Presidency of the Council, commencing on the 1st of July
- TAX3 exchange with Commissioner Jourová and public hearing on VAT fraud
- Ecommerce Europe against the interim tax proposed by the Commission

Weekly Tax News – 25 June 2018

- TAX3 hearing with Nike and McDonald’s
- Luxembourg to recover €120 million from Engie group due to illegal tax rulings
- The Council agreed on a permanent minimum VAT rate and on measures to boost administrative anti-fraud cooperation

Weekly Tax News – 18 June 2018

- European Commission’s proposal to boost cooperation between tax authorities
- G7 summit supports OECD-related solution to the taxation of the digital economy
- “Taxation Trends in the European Union” report 2018

Weekly Tax News – 11 June 2018

- TAX3 workshop on cryptocurrencies and digitalisation
- Directive on Tax Intermediaries published
- Nordic states against European Commission’s digital tax proposals
- EU reactions to American tariffs on on steel and aluminium
- European blacklist of non-cooperative jurisdictions: discussions on new criteria

Weekly Tax News – 4 June 2018

- ECOFIN approved new transparency rules on tax intermediaries but failed to agree on three VAT proposals
- Digital taxation: Luxembourg is uncertain on interim tax
- Trump announced restrictions on steel and aluminium

Weekly Tax News – 28 May 2018

- ETAF Conference on how to tax the digital economy: searching for common solutions
- The US are planning 25% tax on car imports
- European Commission urged Hungary to ends its discriminatory taxation on spirits
- ECOFIN decisions on tax blacklist and disclosure rules for tax intermediaries
- New provisional agreement between Parliament and Council tackle illicit cash flows in and out of the EU

ETAF Conference on how to tax the digital economy: searching for common solutions

On 23 May 2018, over 100 participants from the EU institutions and multiple Member States joined the Conference on “fair taxation in a digitalized world” hosted by the European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) in Brussels.

Weekly Tax News – 21 May 2018

- Bahamas and St Kitts and Nevis to leave the EU tax blacklist
- Council’s refuse to cooperate with the TAX3 committee
- Member States allegedly push for global solution to tax digital giants
- MEP’s reactions to Union report on McDonald’s tax strategy
- EP to debate on the disintermediation opportunities offered by blockchain

Weekly Tax News – 14 May 2018

- Council Directive on disclosure rules for tax intermediaries formally adopted
- Macron relaunched the need of taxing digital giants