Tax & Legal

Tax & Legal

Global estimate of taxable income from foreign fund inhibits free movement of capital?

The Supreme Tax Court has laid a preliminary question before the ECJ on whether the provision setting the taxable income derived from an investment in a non-compliant foreign fund at 90% of the increase in the unit redemption price during the year is to be disapplied as a restriction on the free movement of capital going beyond what is necessary to combat tax evasion. Continue reading

VAT exemption for investment consultancy to investment trust funds

Following a Supreme Tax Court case, the finance ministry has amended the VAT Implementation Decree to clarify that investment consultancy to investment trusts is VAT-free as the administration of fund assets if linked to a concrete recommendation to buy or sell based on precise knowledge of the fund’s portfolio and investment objectives and restrictions. Continue reading