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Three large multinationals under pricing investigations

The European Commission has launched an investigation into the transfer pricing arrangements of three large multinationals about how they’re treated in three countries. The companies are Apple in Ireland, ... Read More
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EU to Decide Next Week on Irish, Dutch Tax-Breaks Probe

The European Union may open a formal probe as soon as next week into tax breaks that Ireland and the Netherlands use to attract international companies, according to people ... Read More

Irish Tax Reform needs further improvements

The European Commission has described Ireland’s system of labor taxation as fragmented and complex, has criticized its range of value-added tax (VAT) rates, and called for improvements to environmental ... Read More
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European Commission urges UK to tax expensive homes more

The European Commission has called on the UK to raise taxes on higher value properties, build more houses and adjust the Help to Buy scheme. In a review of ... Read More

How Should We Tax the Digital Economy?

The European Commission has received the final report of the High-level Expert Group on Taxation of the Digital Economy. This independent group was asked to examine key issues related ... Read More

Facebook seeks to buy WhatsApp

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has asked the European Union to review its plan to buy Internet messaging service WhatsApp. The Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday that instead of risking ... Read More

Cyprus Savers Sue ECB, Commission Amid Losses in Rescue Plan

Cyprus bank depositors sued the European Central Bank and the European Commission for putting them in the firing line as part of last year’s rescue package for the crisis-hit ... Read More
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A Case of Piketty Fever at the OECD

The French economist Thomas Piketty has become something of a rock star with his recent book on inequality, and now the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development has embraced ... Read More

EU institutions vulnerable to corruption

Official complacency, complex rules and spotty oversight have left the European Union’s leading institutions vulnerable to corruption, an independent report says. The report, from the non-governmental watchdog organization Transparency ... Read More

Cross border taxation of European citizens

The European Commission has launched two public consultations and is creating an expert group to gather ideas on how to tackle any tax obstacles that hinder the cross-border activity ... Read More
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