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Parliamentary questions
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30 June 2016
Question for written answer E-005392-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Monica Macovei (ECR) , Patricija Šulin (PPE)

 Subject:  Tax competition and tax dumping
 Answer in writing 

The digital economy, given its non-material character, has enabled firms operating in the digital sector to cut their tax burdens with great ease, eroding tax bases, and to transfer profits to countries with lower taxation. This means that these companies have enjoyed privileged treatment, in terms of lower rates and composition of the tax base. The Commission, for its part, has only adopted a communication (COM(2012)0722) aimed at identifying third countries that do not comply with minimum standards of good tax governance.

Will the Commission take serious measures to remedy such aggressive tax planning and reduce the adverse effects of tax competition?

In this context, what measures would the Commission propose to prevent tax dumping?

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