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Parliamentary questions
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6 January 2021
Answer given by Executive Vice-President Vestager
on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: P-006532/2020

A tax exemption that derogates from the general rules may need to be examined under EU State aid rules. It should normally be determined whether the measure differentiates between economic operators who, in light of the objectives of the tax system concerned, are in a comparable factual and legal situation.

In this case, it may need to be examined whether televised bingo operators are in the same situation as online gambling operators in the light of the objective of the Danish gambling tax system and, if they are, whether a different treatment can be justified by the nature and general scheme (in other words the internal logic) of the tax system.

In this context, it is the competence and the responsibility of the Member State concerned to assess whether a planned measure entails state aid that it must notify to the Commission (Article 108(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union). In case of doubt, a Member State can of course consult the Commission on a draft measure.

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