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EU Willing to Investigate HMRC Tax Deal with Google

The EU Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has said she is willing to look at HMRC’s recent special tax deal with Google, to see if it breached competition rules, if contacted. She reportedly said that the EU could use state aid … Continue reading

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EU Approves Increased UK Film Tax Relief

The EU has approved the state aid aspect of the UK’s increase to film tax relief. The new level is now broadly 25% for all qualifying productions. Changes were made by section 29 of the Finance Act 2015 to part … Continue reading

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Aggregates Levy Exemptions Reintroduced after European Commission Ruling

The exemptions, exclusions and tax reliefs from aggregate levy tax suspended in April 2014 are to be reintroduced after a ruling by the European Commission that they are mostly not illegal state aid. Aggregates levy is a tax on new … Continue reading

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Amazon Special Deal With Luxembourg May Be Illegal

EU regulators looking at the many special tax optimisation deals Luxembourg did with big US corporations have queried the one with Amazon. The concern is it may be illegal state aid. Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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