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Weekly Tax News – 25 March 2019

- ETAF Tax Conference “Future Trends of Taxation” on 20 March 2019
- European Parliament and Council agreed on Fiscalis programme
- Prof. Joseph Stiglitz takes position on EU tax framework

ETAF Conference on "Future Trends of Taxation?"

On 20 March 2019, over 90 participants from the EU institutions, multiple Member States and several organisations joined the Conference on "Future Trends of Taxation" hosted by the European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) in Brussels.

Weekly Tax News – 18 March 2019

- Digital services tax rejected by ECOFIN
- ECOFIN broadens EU blacklist and adopts new VAT rules on online sales
- Excise duty texts rejected by the Finance Ministers
- ETAF Tax Conference “Future Trends of Taxation” on 20 March 2019

Weekly Tax News – 11 March 2019

- France to introduce new tax on digital giants
- Belgium raise the subject of taxation of aviation emissions
- Commission investigates tax rulings issued by Luxembourg to Huhtalux
- ETAF Tax Conference “Future Trends of Taxation” on 20 March 2019

Weekly Tax News – 4 March 2019

- TAX3 Committee adopted its draft final report
- The Commission approves Danish tax scheme but opens a new investigation
- Negotiations continue on Whistleblowers Directive
- Progresses have been made on the taxation of the digital economy
- The tax regime applied to Spanish professional football clubs was legal

Weekly Tax News – 25 February 2019

- European Commission informs companies on tax procedures in case of no-deal Brexit
- Poland authorised to introduce a split payment mechanism against VAT fraud
- Whistleblower Directive: European Parliament and Council still negotiating
- TAX3 Public Hearing with Competition Commissioner Vestager and Spanish State Secretary of Finance Bardón
- European Commission publishes a new blacklist of 23 countries for money laundering and terrorist financing
- Tax Commissioner Moscovici on qualified majority voting in tax matters

Weekly Tax News – 18 February 2019

- Member States divided on Commission’s proposal to shift away from unanimity principle in tax
- Technical measures for definitive VAT system approved by the European Parliament
- EU Court ruled against European Commission on Belgium excess profit tax
- European aviation tax proposed by the Netherlands

Weekly Tax News – 11 February 2019

- EESC debates on the taxation of the digital economy
- TAX3 hearings on Deutsche Bank and the impact of tax evasion on real estate
- New chair appointed at Code of Conduct of Business Taxation

Weekly Tax News – 4 February 2019

- OECD is making progress on taxation of digital giants
- Austrian Economic Center calls to reject qualified majority voting in tax matters
- Fiscalis programme to be agreed on by European Parliament/Council in February

Weekly Tax News – 28 January 2019

- The Greens/EFA presented tax report
- EESC on the definitive VAT system
- The Council still at a deadlock on Country-by-Country Report
- Germany, Italy and the UK referred to the Court of Justice
- TAX3 hearing on Slovakia case and tax gap methodology
- €14 bn tax case against Dublin and Apple delayed
- S&D tax priorities for the next election period

Weekly Tax News – 21 January 2019

- European Commission’s plan to shift away from unanimity principle in tax
- “No-Deal” Brexit: possible impacts on VAT
- European Parliament approves report on gender equality and tax policies
- Member States support the Whistleblower Directive
- Rule of law protecting the EU budget extended to tax evasion and tax fraud
- Fiscalis programme adopted by the European Parliament