Irish MEP Matt Carthy has questioned EU Competition Commissioner Margarethe Vestager regarding Apple’s new tax arrangements in Ireland, and whether they may constitute further illegal state aid to the technology giant by the Irish government. Addressing Commissioner Vestager during a hearing of the European Parliament’s TAX3...

By Verónica Grondona for www.IrishBroadLeft.com Examples of massive corporate tax avoidance by multinational technology giants active in the digital economy have been widely covered in the media, prompting outrage among people across the world. So how do they get away with it? Google, Facebook, Amazon and Uber...

GUE/NGL published a new study today, "How we got here - A historical perspective on tax fraud and tax evasion", written by MEP Miguel Viegas (PCP), showing that the financial liberalisation that began in the 1980s allowed multinationals to develop and evolve their business models...

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...