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European Commission Investigation into French and Belgian Tax Subsidies

The European Commission has announced a competition investigation into French and Belgian ports. The focus is on whether various corporation tax exemptions given to the ports amount to illegal state aid. The competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said: “Ports play a … Continue reading

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French HGV Tax to Target “Foreign” Vehicles

So Ségolène Royal (France’s Ecology Minister) is thinking of a “levy” (tax fans will know what that euphemism means) on foreign (i.e. not French) trucks using France’s road network. I am inclined to agree with The National Federation of Transport … Continue reading

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France Dares to Tax Internet Profits Made in France

They do things differently in France compared to the UK. Two stories caught my eye. Recently the French President gave a speech at which he said everyone must be on a level paying field, including taxes. He made his comments … Continue reading

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French Reply on Tax and Health

The French Embassy has highlighted basic differences between the French and UK approach to tax for health care in a numbered reply to UK newspaper criticism of the French system. here’s what they have to say on tax for health … Continue reading

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French Tax on Customer Courtesy ?

Intrigued by French reports of a cafe in Brittany being fined €9,000 tax when customers returned drinks trays and empty glasses as a courtesy to the bar. The supposed problem for the French social security agency was an alleged breach … Continue reading

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French veteran seeks British jobs boost with VAT cut

“Borel’s mission is to persuade the British government to cut VAT sales tax on food and drink for the industry to 5 percent from 20 percent”. Thanks Jacques! http://uk.news.yahoo.com/french-veteran-seeks-british-jobs-boost-vat-cut-162019629–finance.html Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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