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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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McDonald’s Moving Back to UK from Luxembourg

The McDonald’s chain has announced it is moving its non-US headquarters back from Luxemburg to London. The fast food chain was lured away in 2009 in part by Luxembourg offering special tax deals. There is no suggestion McDonald’s did anything … Continue reading

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Oxfam Claims Some of Worst Tax Havens Inside EU Bloc

The charity Oxfam has compiled a list of what it considers are the worst corporate tax havens in the world, an added cost of which is increased VAT for individuals. Third is the Netherlands, sixth the Republic of Ireland and … Continue reading

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MEPs Call for Fair Share of Illegal State Aid Tax Clawed Back

The European Parliament has called for the tax advantages gained by some countries by giving sweetheart tax deal as illegal state aid should be shared among the countries that have suffered. The European Commission has launched a number of investigations … Continue reading

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Europe to Investigate McDonald’s Tax Links to Luxembourg

• The European Commission has announced an investigation into McDonalds’s tax arrangements with Luxembourg. • The issue is whether its special favoured treatment by Luxembourg amounted to illegal state aid. It is reported the deal let McDonalds pay no, or … Continue reading

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Kellogg’s Profits Warning and Tax – No Representation without Taxation?

Kellogg’s has given a profits warning to shareholders about having to pay tax. Like so many big US companies making big UK sales it makes small UK profits. Despite large sales to UK customers, of UK goods or services, for … Continue reading

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European Court Rules Luxembourg VAT Dodge on E-books Illegal

The European Court of Justice ruled this week that Luxembourg and France had acted illegally in applying a special low rate of VAT to e-books. The tax dodge by Luxembourg involved raking off tax using 3% VAT on e-books paid … Continue reading

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