The EU Commission concludes that Luxembourg and the Netherlands granted tax advantages to two companies (Fiat and Starbucks)

Commission decides selective tax advantages for Fiat in Luxembourg and Starbucks in the Netherlands are illegal under EU state aid rules* The European Commission has decided that Luxembourg and the Netherlands have granted selective tax advantages to Fiat Finance and Trade and Starbucks, respectively. These are illegal under EU state aid rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, stated: "Tax rulings that artificially reduce a company's tax burden are not in line with EU state aid rules. They are illegal. I hope that, with today's decisions, this message will be heard by Member State governments and companies alike. All companies, big or small, multinational or not, should pay their fair share of tax." Following in-depth investigations, which were

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European Commission, The EU Commission concludes that Luxembourg and the Netherlands granted tax advantages to two companies (Fiat and Starbucks), 21 October 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2015, Art. N° 83584

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