Corporate Tax Residence and Mobility

Corporate Tax Residence and Mobility
Comprising contributions from renowned academics from Europe and beyond, this book offers an insightful and multifaceted perspective on a fundamental concept of domestic and international taxation.

Why this book?

The concept of residence lies at the core of corporate income taxation. In domestic tax systems, the essential function of the residence concept is to subject resident corporate taxpayers to full tax liability, usually on a worldwide basis. In tax treaties, residence plays a fundamental role in the allocation of taxing powers between states. Moreover, within the European Union, it gives access to the legal protection granted to companies by internal market rules, whether contained in EU treaties (fundamental freedoms) or in tax directives.

Today, however, the globalization and the digitalization of the economy are putting residence under heavy pressure. Within multinational enterprises, the geographical dislocation of the functions performed by people and entities within the multinational group makes it harder to identify a central place of decision or management in cases where this place is not the same as the place where the company was incorporated. Moreover, tax planning strategies involving location or the transfer of residence to low-tax jurisdictions have come under the spotlight of international organizations, such as the OECD and the European Union.

Against this background, this book examines the notion of residence from a comparative, EU and international law perspective. It is divided into two parts. Part one comprises a general introductory report, as well as five thematic reports on key present and future issues concerning the tax residence of companies. Part two comprises the national reports of 14 EU Member States and 6 non-EU Member States (Norway, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States). Those reports contain an extensive analysis of the definition and function of corporate tax residence on the basis of a questionnaire (which is included as an appendix in this book).

With contributions from renowned academics from Europe and beyond, this book offers an insightful and multifaceted perspective on a fundamental concept of domestic and international taxation.


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Raymond P.C. Adema, Murat Yusuf Akın, Heribert M. Anzinger, Andrés Báez Moreno, Niels Bammens, Karin Blad, Irene J.J. Burgers, Luca Cerioni, Tsilly Dagan, Carla De Pietro, Maarten F. de Wilde, Maria dos Prazeres Lousa, Gerardine Doyle, Sandra Eden, Eivind Furuseth, Raphael Gani, Danil Getmantsev, Ege Göktuna, Johannes Heinrich, François Henneaux, Roland Ismer, Abdulkadir Kahraman, Elena Kilinkarova, Peter Koerver Schmidt, Borbála Kolozs, Svetislav V. Kostić, Eleonor Kristoffersson, Ziemowit Kukulski, Mona Ladler, Aidan Lucey, Omri Marian, Troels Michael Lilja, Alexandre Maitrot de la Motte, Giuseppe Melis, Anders Nørgaard Laursen, Stefan Olsson, Katerina Pantazatou, Evgeniy Pustovalov, Michal Radvan, Andrey Savitsky, Johan Schweigl, Małgorzata Sęk, Edoardo Traversa, Matti Urpilainen, Harm van den Broek, Evgeniy Zakharov and Juan José Zornoza Pérez.

Corporate Tax Residence and Mobility
Chapter 1: Corporate Tax Residence at the Crossroads between International Competition and Convergence: Outlining the Debate
Chapter 2: History and Emergence of the Corporate Residence Concept in Europe: A Comparative Approach
Chapter 3a: Taxpayers’ Mobility in the Context of Tax Treaty Law: The Need for a Renewed Balance between Favouring the Movement of Persons and Tackling Treaty Abuse
Chapter 3b: Corporate Tax Residence and Mobility in the European Union
Chapter 4: Residence, Multinational Enterprises and BEPS: Is Determining the Residence of Companies Belonging to Multinational Groups Mission Impossible?
Chapter 5: The Future of Corporate Residency
Chapter 6: Austria
Chapter 7: Belgium
Chapter 8: Corporate Tax Residence in the Czech Republic
Chapter 9: Denmark
Chapter 10: Finland
Chapter 11: France
Chapter 12: Germany
Chapter 13: Ireland
Chapter 14: Italy
Chapter 15: Luxembourg
Chapter 16: The Netherlands
Chapter 17: Norway
Chapter 18: Poland
Chapter 19: Portugal
Chapter 20: Russia
Chapter 21: Serbia
Chapter 22: Spain
Chapter 23: Sweden
Chapter 24: Switzerland
Chapter 25: Turkey
Chapter 26: Ukraine
Chapter 27: The United Kingdom
Chapter 28: United States
Part 3: Appendix
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