The aim of the hearing was to better understand the different methodologies that exist to estimate the amount of tax avasion and avoidance and hence the tax gap. The tax gap for a country is commonly defined as the difference between what should be collected...

Last Monday 17 December, GUE/NGL tabled 164 amendments to the TAX3 draft report. As we have mentioned on a previous post and by GUE/NGL shadow MEP in the TAX3 Committee, Miguel Urban Crespo (Podemos), during the consideration of the draft report, we think that the draft...

At a hearing held in the European Parliament on 28 November 2018, Google’s Head of Economic Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Adam Cohen, confirmed that Google is continuing to use the Double Irish structure through an Irish-registered subsidiary, Google Ireland Holdings, in Bermuda. The...

The TAX3 draft report prepared by the EPP and S&D co-rapporteurs was discussed among MEPs last Tuesday 27 November in the European Parliament. GUE/NGL's shadow rapporteur in the TAX3 Special Committee, Miguel Urban Crespo (Podemos) was quite critical about it (watch his intervention here). Given that...

GUE/NGL in the European Parliament has published the latest in its series of studies examining EU taxation, and specifically, the potential for tax dodging and other illicit financial flows within a future EU-Mercosur free trade agreement. The study,  Shady Deals: How the EU-Mercosur Free Trade...