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Pieņemtie on 22/02/2017
Atsauce: 
ECO/420-EESC-2016-06092-00-00-ac-tra

The EESC welcomes the Commission proposal for a Council Directive to improve double taxation dispute resolution mechanisms in the EU. Double taxation is one of the biggest tax obstacles to the Single Market. There is an urgent need for mechanisms ensuring that cases of double taxation are resolved more quickly and more decisively when they arise between Member States. Therefore it is urgent to implement this proposal.

EESK atzinums: Initiative on Improving double taxation dispute resolution mechanisms

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Faster EU solution for double taxation disputes (Europa Portalen - 28.2.2017)

Comment of the rapporteur Andersson

Double taxation dispute proposal is a top priotrity (Financial Times - 6.4.2017)

Pieņemtie on 14/12/2016
Atsauce: 
ECO/422-EESC-2016-05994-00-00-ac-tra

EESK atzinums: Council Directive amending Directive 2016/1164/EU on rules against tax avoidance practices (ATAD) regarding hybrid mismatches

Pieņemtie on 14/12/2016
Atsauce: 
ECO/413-EESC-2016-04486-00-00-ac-tra

The EESC welcomes and supports the Commission's initiative to anticipate the review of the Regulations on European venture capital funds (EuVECA) and European social entrepreneurship funds (EuSEF). The EESC believes that such a regulation can promote the establishment of a capital markets union. The EESC suggests that in order to expand participation in such investment funds, the hitherto very restrictive access criteria, as well as other restrictive conditions, to be significantly relaxed; the Committee proposes to increase the involvement of non-institutional investors and considers it equally important to create an environment in which the financing objectives of social investment funds can develop.

EESK atzinums: Regulation amending the European Venture Capital Fund (EuVECA) and European Social Entrepreneurship (EuSEF) Fund regulations

Pieņemtie on 14/12/2016
Atsauce: 
ECO/404-EESC-2016-00828-00-00-ac-tra

The Committee considers transparency essential as it is important for all parties, for the companies themselves, and for improving their image and boosting the trust of workers, consumers and investors. While the EESC recognises that most companies operating in the EU are indeed transparent and that investors and shareholders are increasingly paying attention to qualitative corporate social responsibility (CSR) indicators, it is important to focus simultaneously on both the effectiveness and scope of the information being filed and on its quality and veracity. The EESC believes that any further initiative on disclosure of information should include a common set of indicators and at the same time should take into consideration the nature of the company and the sector in which it is operating.

EESK atzinums: An appropriate framework for the transparency of companies (own-initiative opinion)

Pieņemtie on 14/12/2016
Atsauce: 
ECO/403-EESC-2016-00899-00-01-ac-tra

The EESC encourages the Commission to pursue its efforts to develop policy proposals aimed at promoting the creation of innovative and high growth firms. These policy proposals should strengthen the single market, reinforce the clusters and ecosystems in which innovative start-ups are created, develop the equity component of the European capital markets, encourage an academic agenda focusing on jobs for the future and minimise the cost and red tape involved in starting a new entrepreneurial venture.

EESK atzinums: Promoting innovative and high growth firms (own-initiative opinion)

Pieņemtie on 19/10/2016
Atsauce: 
ECO/408-EESC-2016-04274-00-01-ac-tra

The EESC believes that the fight against terrorism and its financing and efforts to combat money laundering and other related forms of economic crime should be permanent EU policy priorities. These efforts should be linked more closely with the efforts needed to combat tax fraud and tax avoidance. Therefore, the EESC considers creating public national registers of the beneficial owners of bank accounts, businesses, trusts and transactions, and access to them by obliged entities, to be a priority. Furthermore, all obligations laid down in the Anti Money Laundering Directive should be extended to all territories or jurisdictions whose sovereignty resides with the Member States. And free trade and economic partnership agreements should include a chapter on measures to tackle money laundering and terrorist financing, tax fraud and tax avoidance.

EESK atzinums: Revision of anti- money-laundering directive

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Presentation Commission "Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2015/849"

Pieņemtie on 21/09/2016
Atsauce: 
ECO/407-EESC-2016-02391-00-00-ac-tra

Fighting against tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning, both at the EU and at a global level, is an important political priority for the European Union. The EESC welcomes and endorses the Commission proposal, which aims to make the taxation system more transparent as this measure will boost public confidence. The EESC suggests that the Commission should aim for a more ambitious package. It proposes the disclosure of a wider range of data, the gradual reduction of the turnover threshold of EUR 750 Million and that the disclosed data is made publicly available in one of the official languages of the EU in order to achieve the objective of giving the public genuine access to data for the whole single market.

EESK atzinums: Proposal on public tax transparency (country-by-country reporting)

Pieņemtie on 13/07/2016
Atsauce: 
ECO/406-EESC-2016-02343-00-01-ac-tra

The EESC welcomes the "Action Plan on VAT", and calls for a  definitive VAT system that is clear, consistent, robust and comprehensive, as well as proportionate and future-proof. The Committee  welcomes the strong focus on closing the VAT gap and tackling the susceptibility of VAT to fraud. There should be results delivered without delay, including by improving cooperation between tax administrations. “Bona fide” enterprises should be protected and no new excessive measures should be imposed on them. The future system of reduced rates must combine flexibility and legal certainty, be transparent, and for the sake of simplicity the number of reduced rates and exemptions must be limited.

EESK atzinums: Action Plan on VAT

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VAT Action Plan - Measures to modernise VAT in the EU - Bertrand LAPALUS - DG TAXUD

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