European Commission adopts decisions requiring Belgium, France and the Netherlands to tax their seaports

  • By A&S
  • January 21, 2016
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The European Commission (EC) has adopted three decisions regarding the taxation of seaports in Belgium (SA:38393), France (SA:38398) and the Netherlands (SA:25338). The EC press release regarding state aid and the revised General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) can be found here. The Netherlands Although the Netherlands adopted a law back in…

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European Commission concludes Belgian excess profit tax scheme illegal

  • By A&S
  • January 11, 2016
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On January 11, 2016, the European Commission (Commission) issued a press release stating that the selective tax advantages granted by Belgium under its “excess profit” tax scheme are illegal under EU state aid rules. The Belgian “excess profit” tax scheme, applicable since 2005, allowed certain multinational group companies to…

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