An exploration of formula apportionment in the European Union

Part of "Company tax reform in the European Union : targeted measures and comprehensive proposals". In this special issue of European taxation, several tax experts examine both the targeted measures and comprehensive tax base proposals set forth in the EU Commission's Communication "Towards an internal market without tax obstacles" and Commission Staff Working Paper "Company taxation in the internal market". This article examines the economic impact of using formula apportionment to distribute company income to the individual EU member states.