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Foreign Tax Act: Income adjustment in accordance with community law?


The Lower Tax Court of Rhineland Palatinate has asked the ECJ to rule on the income adjustment provision of the Foreign Tax Act as amended in 2003 as it might not be in accordance with EU-law. The focus of the judicial review is on the tax consequences of a business relationship with a related party and where the terms do not meet the third party comparison test. The ECJ advocate general has suggested the court decide that the German rules for profit adjustment under Sec. 1 Foreign Tax Act are not in violation of the freedom of establishment. Continue reading