Publication of the decision on Gibraltar and the Income Tax Act 2010
Question for written answer P-002982-16
to the Commission
Enrique Calvet Chambon (ALDE)
The reply to my Written Question P-014692/2015 concerning the decision on Gibraltar and the Income Tax Act 2010 was unsatisfactory. Moreover, the situation described in the question remains unchanged and continues to affect both my constituency and the credibility and legal certainty of the EU.
This silence is disturbing and, since the ‘Panama Papers’, is sparking fears that Gibraltar might be about to become another tax scandal.
Can the Commission therefore answer the following questions:
- 1.Why, contrary to what has happened in similar cases and despite the content of the press release of 1 October, after more than 17 months has the Commission not yet published the decision to extend the procedure approved by the College of Commissioners? When will it be published?
- 2.Taking into account the investigations that the Directorate-General for Competition is supposed to have carried out, is there any relationship between the existence of so many shell companies in Gibraltar and tax rulings?
- 3.Why would an individual with no apparent connection to Gibraltar hold assets located outside Gibraltar in a company incorporated in Gibraltar?