Nokia and World Comm: The Conundrum of Receiving Global Discounts

The ECJ’s World Comm decision deals with adjustments resulting from rebates granted globally by a Finnish company (Nokia) to a Romanian company (World Comm) without distinguishing between those referring to intra-Community transactions and those affecting domestic transactions. In this article, the author examines whether the decision issued by the ECJ results in an unjust enrichment of the tax authorities that audited the taxable person.