Tax policy

    • Google еnding controversial Dutch, Irish tax scheme

      Google еnding controversial Dutch, Irish tax scheme

      As of 2020 Google’s parent company Alphabet would no longer exercise an intellectual property licensing scheme called as the “Double Irish, Dutch Sandwich” - a technique to avoid taxes by using Irish and Dutch subsidiaries to shift profits to low or no tax jurisdiction areas, which had been allowing the California-based Alphabet Inc. and other big tech companies to delay paying off taxes in the United States.

    • Changing EU tax policy

      Changing EU tax policy

      The Commission kick-started last week the debate on reforming decision-making for areas of EU taxation policy, which currently requires unanimity among Member States. This unanimity often cannot be achieved on crucial tax initiatives, and can lead to costly delays and sub-optimal policies, the EU press service reported.