Taxation

Half of the European countries levy the same VAT on sanitary towels and tampons as on tobacco, beer and wine 

Wednesday 17 July 2019 | María Álvarez Del Vayo
Eva Belmonte
| Civio

The Spanish government has announced its intention to reduce VAT on sanitary towels and tampons in the 2019 budget. Since 2007, European law allows a reduction to the so-called Tampon Tax, although countries such as Hungary, Switzerland and Denmark continue to apply a general rate on such products.


Why France or Denmark will win the World Cup 

Thursday 14 June 2018 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

The statistics speak for themselves: countries with higher taxation levels have a greater chance of winning in international football tournaments.


Taxation: a total failure 

Monday 29 April 2019 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

The European Union remains an area in which there is fierce tax competition between its member countries.


Thumbs down for Italy’s budget. What’s the situation like in other parts of Europe?  

Wednesday 31 October 2018 | Zoé Durand
| VoxEurop

It’s back to the drawing board for Italy and its draft budget. And according to Rome, this is not even the most serious case in the EU. So, what is the state of affairs in other countries?


France, European champion of taxation 

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Among the demands of the “gilets jaunes” – “yellow jackets”, who have been protesting in France for more than a month, is a reduction of the tax burden. Indeed, France regularly tops the European rankings in this regard.


Shedding some light on baffling bills  

Saturday 10 November 2018 | Sergio Cebrián
| VoxEurop

When it comes to electric bills, the components that determine how much you pay are changing significantly. And according to standards, this spells major disruptions for classifications.


Europe: the winners and losers in the fight against tax evasion 

Thursday 29 November 2018 | Christian Chavagneux
| Alternatives Economiques

How can the dubious tax practices of GAFA and European businesses be challenged? One of the responses proposed by the European Union involves a project called CCCTB. 


Combat against tax evasion

Monday 09 April 2018 | Alternatives Economiques

The BEPS project ensures that governments acquire national and international instruments to combat tax evasion.


In OECD countries, a quarter of the salary goes to taxes 

Friday 18 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

A new report shows disparities between the 40.5 percent in Belgium and the 7 percent paid in Chile. The analysis also offers detailed information according to the type of family.


Offshore companies (ICIJ)

Thursday 30 November 2017 | OBC Transeuropa

Thanks to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism, the databases that made possible the Panama Papers are now open and available for download