Weekly Tax News – 7 March 2022

- EU reflecting on new countermeasures in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

- The Implementing Directive for Pillar II back on Ecofin’s agenda

- High-level group makes recommendations for fair and effective taxation in post-COVID-19 time

- ECON committee starts its work on the recast of the Energy Taxation Directive

- Updated EU black and grey lists of tax havens

- Marlene Nembhard-Parker appointed co-chair of OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS

Weekly Tax News – 21 February 2022

- MEPs recognize the special status of regulated professions in the Single Market

- Six countries want the future AMLA to supervise crypto assets

- European Commission to propose VAT waiver for defence purchases by 2023

- European Parliament look at solutions to reduce the VAT gap

-MEPs call for greater tax harmonisation in the EU

- OECD to set up a new Inclusive Framework on carbon pricing

- FISC subcommittee mission to Paris

Weekly Tax News – 14 February 2022

- Philippe Arraou participates to the French Presidency’s conference on e-invoicing

- The Commission proposes to extend until 2025 two VAT anti-fraud measures 

- Ten third countries to join the EU grey list for tax purposes

- Stakeholders discuss the importance of taxpayer education

- A digital euro proposal to be presented in early 2023

Weekly Tax News – 7 February 2022

- OECD sticking to the Global Tax deal timeline

- OECD launches public consultation on a first building block under Pillar One

- EU is preparing the next update of its Blacklist of tax havens

- MEPs make recommendations for fairer and simpler taxation

- European Court of Auditors looks at tax exemptions for fossil fuels

- Belgium to cut VAT on electricity in response to energy crisis

Weekly Tax News – 31 January 2022

- Bruno Le Maire presents the French priorities to MEPs

- EU Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation planning its work

- MEPs ask for an EU-wide framework for withholding tax

- Paul Tang re-elected as Chair of the FISC subcommittee of the EP

- Spanish fines for undisclosed assets abroad violate EU Law, CJEU says

Weekly Tax News – 24 January 2022

- Roberta Metsola elected new president of the European Parliament

- Some EU Finance Ministers have concerns about Pillar II implementing Directive

- DEBRA proposal to be presented in 2022

- European Commission launches its work on the modernization of VAT

- AMLA is high on the agenda of the French Presidency of the EU Council

- European Commission seeks Member States’ feedback on the transposition of the Proportionality Test Directive

Weekly Tax News – 17 January 2022

- European Parliament President David Sassoli has died

- EU Finance Ministers to discuss Pillar II

- The European Commission wants an agreement on Pillar II in Spring

- MEPs quiz experts on harmful tax practices

- FATCA: the European Commission rules out once again any action

Weekly Tax News – 10 January 2022

- France kicks off its Presidency of the EU Council

- EU launches the implementation process of the OECD Pillar II

- European Commission proposes new rules to go after shell companies

- European Commission proposes three new own resources for EU budget

- Commission extends customs and VAT waiver for imports of Covid-19 medical equipment

- MEP Mohammed Chahim wants a more ambitious CBAM

PRESS RELEASEETAF welcomes Commission’s proposal for Pillar II – but still many challenges ahead

Weekly Tax News – 20 December 2021

- European Commission considering an EU-wide regulation of tax advisers

- The OECD model rules on Pillar II to be released on Monday 20 December

- European Commission to propose three new EU own resources

- Fiat state aid case: advocate General Priit Pikamäe submits his opinion

- European Commission registers European Citizens’ Initiative for ‘Green VAT’

- Claes Bengtsson appointed Principal Adviser at DG TAXUD

Weekly Tax News – 13 December 2021

- European Commission considers taking part of revenues of Pillar I for the EU budget

- France unveils its priorities for its Presidency of the EU Council

- Member States reach an agreement on VAT rates

- Revision of the Code of Conduct on Business Taxation stuck in EU Council

- Simplification of business taxation still part of EU agenda, European Commission says

- EU Finance Ministers take stock of the progress on the AML package

- ECON committee adopts its report on the impact of national tax reforms on EU economy

- Thomas Westphal appointed Director-General for ECOFIN in the Council’s General Secretariat