A fair and efficient Corporate Tax System in the EU: Five key areas for action

On 17 June 2015, the EU Commission issued a Communication on “A Fair and Efficient Corporate Tax in the European Union: 5 Key Areas for Action” (Link) which sets a comprehensive European approach to corporate taxation. The Communication also has an accompanying staff working document (Link). This Communication comes  as a follow up to the Commission’s proposal for a package of measures to create more transparency in corporate taxation issued in March (Link). In brief, the five key areas for action aim to address mechanisms widely used to facilitate aggressive tax planning including transfer pricing, patent boxes and debt.

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