Influence of EU Law on Taxation in the EU Member States' Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

31-05-2016

This legal study researches the influence on tax law and practice in the overseas areas of the Member States by state aid rules, secondary EU tax law and the Overseas Association Decision. The state aid rules and secondary EU tax law apply to the Outermost Regions, Gibraltar and the Åland Islands and not to the Overseas Countries and Territories and the Crown Dependencies, although the Savings Directive applies atypically. An amendment of the Overseas Association Decision might provide a solution. This document was prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the TAXE2 Committee.

This legal study researches the influence on tax law and practice in the overseas areas of the Member States by state aid rules, secondary EU tax law and the Overseas Association Decision. The state aid rules and secondary EU tax law apply to the Outermost Regions, Gibraltar and the Åland Islands and not to the Overseas Countries and Territories and the Crown Dependencies, although the Savings Directive applies atypically. An amendment of the Overseas Association Decision might provide a solution. This document was prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the TAXE2 Committee.