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EU Plans Aggressive Crackdown on Tax Planning Advisers

June 14, 2022, 5:18 PM

The EU will seek to define aggressive tax planning and place limits on advisers who recommend tax-minimizing structures in a rule that could be proposed this year, one of the bloc’s top tax officials said Tuesday.

The rule would aim to undercut non-EU tax advisers, including those that offer off-the-shelf structures in non-EU jurisdictions, said Benjamin Angel, European Commission director for direct taxation, speaking at a European Tax Adviser Federation seminar.

  • The rule could take inspiration from the UK’s April guidance, under which organizations considered to be promoting tax-dodging structures are named, and participants are warned to ...