you're reading...
Economic and Social Policies, PUBLICATIONS

Double taxation dispute resolution mechanisms in the European Union [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Cécile Remeur (1st edition),

Double taxation happens when two (or more) tax jurisdictions impose comparable taxes on the same cross-border taxable event. This can happen since taxation is a sovereign right for individual countries.

© eskay lim / Fotolia

Two scissors with the word tax on the wooden background

The proposal for a directive on double taxation dispute resolution mechanisms in the European Union is instrumental to reducing compliance costs and administrative burdens. It contributes to the broader objective of building a deeper and fairer internal market as well as a fair and efficient corporate tax system in the European Union. The proposal builds on the Union Arbitration Convention, which needs to be updated to improve the existing mechanisms and make them fit the current global tax environment better. This will be done by adding a limited number of rules, and ensuring coordination within the European Union.


Proposal for a Council directive on double taxation dispute resolution mechanisms in the European Union
Committee responsible:


Shadow rapporteurs:





Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON)

Michael Theurer (ALDE, Germany)

Andreas Schwab (EPP, Germany)

Anneliese Dodds (S&D, UK)

Pirkko Ruohonen-Lerner (ECR, Finland)

Miguel Crespo Urban (GUE/NGL, Spain


COM(2016) 686


Consultation procedure – Parliament adopts only a non-binding opinion)

Next steps expected: Publication of draft report

publication of draft report


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

EU’s refugee crisis
EU Legislation in Progress
Topical Digests
EPRS Podcasts

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,201 other followers

RSS Link to Members’ Research Service

Disclaimer and Copyright statement

The content of all documents (and articles) contained in this blog is the sole responsibility of the author and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily represent the official position of the European Parliament. It is addressed to the Members and staff of the EP for their parliamentary work. Reproduction and translation for non-commercial purposes are authorised, provided the source is acknowledged and the European Parliament is given prior notice and sent a copy. Copyright © European Union, 2014. All rights reserved

%d bloggers like this: