By now, Italian tax practitioners and tax scholars have had the opportunity to report on Italian Supreme Court’s ruling n. 14756 of July 10, 2020 (Cass.14756-20), which ruled that interest paid by an Italian operating subsidiary to its Luxembourg direct holding company is eligible for the withholding tax exemption granted under article 26-
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Italian Tax Agency Proposes 1.4 Billion Euro Tax Assessment on FIAT-FCA Merger
News broke out that Italian tax auditors have issued a proposed tax assessment for Euro 1.4 billion ($1.6 billion) as additional corporate income tax due from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”), in connection with the merger between FCA and FIAT S.p.A. (“FIAT) carried out in 2014, after FIAT had completed its acquisition of US automaker…
No Outbound Dividend Withholding Tax Exemption, Under the EU P/S Directive, With No Taxation of Dividend in Parent’s Home Jurisdiction, Italy’s Supreme Court Rules
With its ruling n. 32255 issued on December 13, 2018 (“Ruling 32255”), the Italian Supreme Court, Fifth Department (Tax) held that a dividend paid by an Italian subsidiary to a parent company established in a EU Member State is not eligible for the dividend withholding tax exemption granted under the provisions of Directive 90/435/EC (the…
Actual Taxation Required For Dividend Withholding Tax Relief Under EU Parent Subsidiary Directive, Tax Treaty
The Italian Supreme Court with its ruling n. 25264 of October 25, 2017 (Cassazione n. 25264 of 10-25-2017) held that actual payment of the corporate income tax in the parent company’s home jurisdiction is required for the parent company to benefit from the dividend withholding tax relief under the EU Parent Subsidiary Directive…
Italy’s Supreme Court Rules That No Transfer Taxes Apply to The Transfer of Property Into a Trust: Is That True Also For The Gift Tax?
With its ruling n. 975 issued on January 18, 2018 Italy’s Supreme Court held that the transfer of an asset (real estate property) to an irrevocable trust falls outside the scope of Italy’s registration, cadastral and mortgage taxes (transfer taxes), charged at the aggregate rate of 10 percent, on the theory that it is a…
Italian Government Approved Final Draft Decree Enacting New EU Anti Money Laundering Directive
On February 23, 2017 the Italian Government approved the final draft of the legislative decree (the "Decree") that is going to implement the provisions of the Directive (EU) 2015/49 of May 20, 2015 (the so called "IV Anti Money Laundering Directive"). The decree was sent to the Parliament for its review and with the consent of the Parliament …
Interview with MQR&A on Italian financial newspaper Italia Oggi
An interview on Marco Q Rossi & Associati has been published today on the Italian financial newspaper ITALIA OGGI. We attach below the file with the full account: www.lawrossi.com/images/stories/docs/MQR_Italia_Oggi.pdf
ECJ Blesses International Tax Arbitrage Transaction
The European Court of Justice blessed international tax arbitrage in a VAT transaction by means of which taxpayer was able to obtain a credit for input VAT on purchases while avoiding payment of output VAT on sales. The result was obtained thanks to an inconsistent characterization of the transaction for VAT purposes under UK and German law. UK treated the transaction as a financial service taxable in the country of supplier (Germany), while Germany treated it a as a sale of goods taxable in the country of the goods are sold (UK).
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ECJ Ruled On Tax Consolidation Case
On February 25, 2010 the European Court of Justice issued its ruling in X Holding (C-337/08 X Holding Judgment.pdf). Under the facts of the case, a Dutch parent wanted to be allowed to combine with its Belgian subsidiary under the Dutch tax consolidation rules to use the latter losses, which it would have been…
Favorable Tax Treatment for Special Investment Funds Denied, EU Trial Court Ruled
The reduced tax applicable to special investments funds was held illegal by the EU Court of First Instance in judgments issued on March 4, 2009.
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