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EU Court rules in favour of UK farmers

Good news for UK farmers who have been incorrectly removed from the agricultural flat-rate scheme (ARFS) and may be entitled to a VAT repayment or compensation, explained neatly here on the FarmingUK website. https://www.farminguk.com/news/European-VAT-Court-rules-in-favour-of-UK-farmers_47688.html Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.comContinue reading

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EU-New Zealand Treaty Talks in Trouble Before They Start

The EU hopes to start talks on a trade deal with New Zealand this year, the EU Commission announced this week, but adding only after all the preparatory work was complete. The problem the EU has is that on past … Continue reading

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EU and Special Sweetheart Tax Deals

The European Commission President, Mr Junker, is under pressure from some quarters to explain his alleged role in facilitating multi-national tax avoidance while Luxembourg prime minister. Critics claim that while Luxembourg PM he helped give special sweetheart tax deals to … Continue reading

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UK Ambassador to EU Makes Way for Brexit

The UK ambassador, representative, to the EU has stepped down early, to make way for their replacement, and deputy, before the invoking of article 50 and the ensuing negotiations. In leaving they also said that the UK has opportunities from … Continue reading

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EU Offered a Poisoned Olive Branch to Apple

The European Commission held out a poisoned olive branch to Apple and Ireland. The EC investigation says the special sweetheart deal Ireland gave Apple allowed it to book an EU-wide tax rate of just 1$ to 0.005% and is demanding … Continue reading

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EU Commission Plans for 2017 – Tax & Brexit a Threat

Last week the European Commission published its work programme for 2017 “Delivering a Europe that protects, empowers and defends” SWD(2016) 400. The Commission lists the UK Brexit referendum as an “uncertainty” and then goes on to refer to it as … Continue reading

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EU Problems Ratifying Canadian Trade Deal and Brexit

The EU’s long ratification process of its tax-free trade deal with Canada, known as CETA, hit another problem recently. A regional parliament within Belgium rejected the deal and under Belgian law, unless resolved, that blocks Belgium ratifying CETA. That in … Continue reading

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