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Italy vs BASF Italia s.p.a., June 2022, Supreme Court, Cases No 19728/2022

Italy vs BASF Italia s.p.a., June 2022, Supreme Court, Cases No 19728/2022

The German BASF group is active in the chemical industry and has subsidiaries all over the world including Italy. In FY 2006 BASF Italia s.p.a. was served with two notices of assessment by the tax authorities. The tax assessments formulated three findings. 1. non-deductibility of the cancellation deficit – arising from the merger by incorporation of Basf Agro s.p.a. into Basf Italia s.p.a., resolved on 27 April 2004 – which the acquiring company had allocated to goodwill, the amortisation portions of which had been deducted in tenths and then, from 2005, in eighteenths. The Office had denied the deductibility on the ground that the company, in the declaration submitted electronically, had not expressly requested, as required by Article 6(4) of Legislative Decree No. 358 of 8 October 1997, the tax recognition of the greater value of goodwill recorded in the balance sheet to offset the loss from cancellation, as allowed by paragraphs 1 and 2 of the same provision. Moreover, ... Read more
Italy vs Vincenzo Zucchi Spa, May 2022, Supreme Court, Cases No 13718/2022

Italy vs Vincenzo Zucchi Spa, May 2022, Supreme Court, Cases No 13718/2022

Vincenzo Zucchi spa is an Italian company that operates in the textile sector. Following an audit an assessment was issued related to various controlled transaktions – deductions for bad debt, deductions for costs, lack of income on a loan, income from sale of goods to foreign subsidiaries, cost of goods and services purchased from subsidiaries in non EU countries, costs of employees VAT etc. The adjustment was partially upheld and partially dismissed by the Court of Appeal. An appeal and cross appeal was then filed with the Supreme Court by the tax authorities and Vincenzo Zucchi. Among the objections in the cross appeal filed by Vincenzo Zucchi was a claim stating that transfer pricing rules were not applicable in the case since the group was using global tax consolidation. Judgement of the Supreme Court The Supreme Court upheld the second plea in the main appeal (undue deduction of costs charged by the subsidiary Basitalia Leasing S.p.A.), rejecting all the other ... Read more