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Coalition to oppose EU tax-base reforms
Date 10/09/2010 14:17  Author webmaster  Hits 919  Language Global

10 SEP 2010

By Arthur Beesley | Irish Times

THE GOVERNMENT last night pledged to “resolutely oppose” any EU tax harmonisation measures as it expressed “scepticism” about plans for pan-European rules on the taxation of business profits.

The initiative from the European Commission ran into a wave of opposition from business interests but the EU authorities insisted that the proposed common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) could help the Irish economy.

Taxation commissioner Algirdas Semeta will brief Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan on the plan at a meeting in Dublin on Monday week.

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