“A new research commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament shows that many companies do not pay much tax in many EU countries – in absolute values or in comparison to nominal rates or to some other countries.”
ECIPE organises a discussion about tax competitiveness, economic performance and government accountability in the EU, addressing the following questions: Why do many EU countries rank so low in international tax competitiveness? Given its exceptional performance, should Estonia be seen as a role model for other countries? What should we really talk about: tax rates or tax code? Who’s standing in the way of meaningful tax reforms inside EU Member States? Would a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) actually improve tax competitiveness in the EU? And what would be the impact of a Digital Services Tax (DST) on EU ambitions to harmonise and simplify Member States’ tax code?
A summary of the Committee’s consideration of amendments is now available.
In light of recent revelations about the scope of CumEx tax fraud in Europe, and in view of an upcoming coordination meeting tomorrow between the finance ministers of France and Germany, S&D Group president Udo Bullmann calls on EU member states to make swift progress on EU taxation files in view of next year’s election.