Tax Avoidance Revisited in the EU BEPS Context

This book discusses the legal meaning of tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning in selected jurisdictions and analyses the impact of BEPS on those concepts.

Why this book?

This book discusses the legal meaning of tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning in 23 EU and non-EU jurisdictions and analyses the repercussions of the BEPS initiatives on those concepts.

It further discusses (i) whether there is a supranational meaning of tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning, both at the OECD/G20 and EU levels; (ii) the role played by transfer pricing rules in tax avoidance; and (iii) consistency and hierarchy among the BEPS initiatives.

National reports examine the response to tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning in individual jurisdictions, taking into account the OECD/G20 BEPS recommendations and the European Union’s reactions. They also give notice of general anti-avoidance rules, special anti-avoidance rules and transfer pricing rules in force in each jurisdiction, analyse their meaning and scope, and trace the interactions among them. The national reports are accompanied by a general report, along with four thematic reports covering the main topics discussed during the 2016 EATLP Congress, held in Munich.

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Sebastian Bergmann, Emmanuel Raingeard de la Blétière, Yariv Brauner, Jakob Bundgaard, Gustavo Lopes Courinha, Ana Paula Dourado, Sandra Eden, Benn Folkvord, Elizabeth Gil García, Werner Haslehner, Anders Hultqvist, Raimo Immonen, Ricardo André Galendi Júnior, Nataša Žunić Kovačević, Juha Lindgren, Jorge Martín López, Adolfo Martín Jiménez, Danuše Nerudová, Agnieszka Olesinska, Bart Peeters, Pasquale Pistone, Evgeniy Pustovalov, Ekkehart Reimer, Jennifer Roeleveld, Andrey Savitskiy, Peter Koerver Schmidt, Luís Eduardo Schoueri, Mustafa Sevgin, María Teresa Soler Roch, Veronika Solilova, Eleni Theocharopoulou, Namk Kemal Uyanik, Craig West, Maarten de Wilde, Ciska Wisman, Joanna Witkowska, Funda Başaran Yavaşlar, Eugen Zakharov and Giuseppe Zizzo.