Tag: Illegal tax benefit

European Commission vs. Ireland and Apple, September 2020, Appeal of the Judgement of the General Court on the Apple tax State aid case in Ireland

European Commission vs. Ireland and Apple, September 2020, Appeal of the Judgement of the General Court on the Apple tax State aid case in Ireland

The European Commission has decided to appeal the decision of the EU General Court in the State Aid case of Apple and Ireland. According to the European Commission Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple worth up to €13 billion, because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses. In a decision issued july 2020 the General Court held in favor of Apple and Ireland. This decision will now be reviewed by the European Court of Justice. “Statement by Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager on the Commission’s decision to appeal the General Court’s judgment on the Apple tax State aid case in Ireland Brussels, 25 September 2020 “The Commission has decided to appeal before the European Court of Justice the General Court’s judgment of July 2020 on the Apple State aid case in Ireland, which annulled the Commission’s decision of August 2016 finding that Ireland granted illegal State aid to Apple through selective tax breaks. The General Court ... Read more
European Commission vs. Ireland and Apple, August 2016, State Aid Decision

European Commission vs. Ireland and Apple, August 2016, State Aid Decision

According to the European Commission Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple worth up to €13 billion The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to Apple. This is illegal under EU state aid rules, because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses. Ireland must now recover the illegal aid. EU-Commission-Apple ... Read more
European Commission vs Luxembourg and Fiat, October 2015, State Aid Decision

European Commission vs Luxembourg and Fiat, October 2015, State Aid Decision

The European Commission have decided that selective tax advantages for Fiat in Luxembourg are illegal under EU state aid rules. EU-FIAT-2015 ... Read more
Poland vs "OLD-GAAR", May 2004, Constitutional Court, K 4/03

Poland vs “OLD-GAAR”, May 2004, Constitutional Court, K 4/03

On 17 February 2003, the President of the Polish Supreme Administrative Court and the Ombudsman requested the Constitutional Court to declare that Article 24b par. 1 of the Tax Ordinance of 29 August 1997 – by giving the tax authorities and fiscal control bodies, while resolving a tax case, the right to disregard the effects of legal transactions which may give the taxpayer an advantage in the form of reduction of tax liability, increase of overpayment or refund of tax – violates the principle of citizens’ trust in the state and the created law resulting from Article 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and violates the principle of freedom of economic activity expressed in the freedom to arrange one’s civil law relations, i.e. Article 22 of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland. Article 24b of the Tax Ordinance had the following wording: “Art. 24b par. 1. Tax authorities and tax inspection bodies, when settling tax cases, ... Read more