EU tax chief admits change 'hard to sell' to Ireland

EU taxation commissioner Pierre Moscovici tells tax experts he is optimistic on CCCTB plan, but admits progress depends on countries like Ireland

22nd December, 2017
Pierre Moscovici says EU wants to create 'modern tax base'. Pic: Getty

The European Union's tax chief is optimistic that structural reform of the bloc's tax system—through a common consolidated corporate tax base—is possible, but admits that “it depends” on governments such as Ireland.

Pierre Moscovici, the European taxation commissioner, was speaking earlier this week at a London meeting hosted by advisory firm Global Counsel, compered by its chairman, former British Labour Party minister Peter Mandelson.

At a gathering of corporate...

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