Consultations Begin On EU Company Tax Reform

The European Commission has launched open consultations on two projects in the field of EU company taxation. The first concerns the possibility of using International Accounting Standards (IAS) as a starting point to develop an EU-wide consolidated tax base for companies. The other involves a Home State Taxation pilot project for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), which would allow an SME to account for its EU-wide profits in one tax declaration, submitted to the Member State where its main seat is located. This exploratory work follows the Commission Company Tax Communication and study of 23 October 2001. The aim is to find solutions that would address the tax obstacles and inefficiencies resulting from the operation of fifteen different sets of tax rules in the EU.


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