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Procedure : 2016/0338(CNS)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0225/2017

Texts tabled :


Debates :

PV 05/07/2017 - 19
CRE 05/07/2017 - 19

Votes :

PV 06/07/2017 - 11.9
CRE 06/07/2017 - 11.9

Texts adopted :


Wednesday, 5 July 2017 - Strasbourg Revised edition

19. Double taxation dispute resolution mechanisms in the EU (debate)
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  Neena Gill, on behalf of the S&D Group . – Madam President, fair taxation is at the core of our agenda on jobs and growth. That means closing loopholes exploited by large companies to avoid paying their fair share, but also ensuring that we address anomalies like double taxation, which disproportionately affect small— and medium—sized companies who often end up footing the bill twice when they are doing business cross-border. For many SMEs this uncertainty keeps them from taking the leap towards supplying their goods and services across borders. This is where the European Union has tremendous added value.

The directive being voted on tomorrow will speed up procedures to settle tax disputes, reduce compliance costs and administrative burdens. We have managed to halve the timescale to align the process with the annual business and investment cycle. The next step, of course, is to ensure we fully implement a common consolidated corporate tax base that will prevent double taxation being charged in the first place.

Let this be a strong message to those who doubt the EU’s key role in cutting red tape and making cross—border business a possibility for all. My congratulations to the rapporteur, Michael Theurer, on achieving this goal.

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