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Weekly Tax News – 17 September 2018

- Simplified VAT for SMEs: European Parliament’s report adopted
- The “sunset clause” proposed by France could be the key for the success of the digital services tax proposal
- TAX3 hearing on the taxation of the digital economy

Weekly Tax News – 10 September 2018

- France reassures the support of Germany over taxation of digital economy
- Engie case: Luxembourg to appeal against the Commission’s decision
- OECD report highlights a trend toward corporate income tax rate cuts

Weekly Tax News – 3 September 2018

- European Parliament starts its discussions on digital taxation
- European Commission approved Greek system of tax on casino 
- Court of Justice of the EU judged over Spanish tax leasing scheme

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