European Union Tax Law

On July 14, 2010 Marco Rossi presented a lecture on the European Union and EU tax law to candidates/students of Master of Science in Taxation at Fairfield University. We provided an overview of the European Union and its institutions, discussed the sources of EU law and the main developments in the area of EU statutory tax

With ruling n. 470/E of December 3, 2008 Italy’s tax authority extended non recognition treatment to a merger falling outside the scope of the EU mergers directive, facilitating the possibility to carry out cross-border reorganization involving Italian assets or Italian companies without immediate recognition of gain.
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European Court of Justice in Société Papillon (C-418/07) ruled that French national laws that limit access to tax consolidation in EU cross-border situations violate the EC Treaty. The ruling offers taxpayers opportunities to claim access to consolidation at the EU level every-time that such option is granted at domestic level and to offset losses and profits of the EU members of a consolidated group.
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