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Parliamentary questions
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30 November 2019
E-004139/2019
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Monika Beňová, Miroslav Číž
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Tax avoidance

The Commission maintained that tackling tax avoidance was a priority of the Juncker Presidency. As a result, Parliament and the Commission passed a directive on country-by-country reporting as part of a broader package to legally oblige multinational corporations to disclose exactly how many taxes they pay and where. Only companies with a global revenue of EUR 750 million a year would be covered by the scope of the directive. However, on 28 November, 12 Member States blocked the directive, four of which were listed by Oxfam as tax havens. Companies with annual revenues of EUR 750 million a year plus must do their duty to society and pay their fair share of taxes. Votes like November’s serve only to foment distrust in the EU.

Is the Commission really committed to fighting tax avoidance and creating a fair tax system in the EU once and for all?

What tools could it use to expose the multinationals that are not paying their taxes and the Member States which permit them to do so?

Original language of question: SK
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