Italian Supreme Court with judgment 1372 of January 21, 2011 confirmed a merger leveraged buyout transaction is not abusive in itself and can be respected for tax purposes. As a result, the acquisition company’s interest expenses deductions used to offset the income of the target were allowed.
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Italian tax administration rules that EU merger does qualify for tax free treatment under the EU merger directive if no permanent establishment in Italy exists after the merger
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The European Court of Justice with its decision in case C-285/07 held that the double carryover basis requirement imposed under German law to accord tax free treatment to the shareholders of the target corporation in a EU cross-border transfer of shares violates the EU mergers directive and EC law.
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