The EU Commission finds that the non-taxation of certain profits of a fast-food company in Luxembourg is in line with the EU State Aid rules (McDonald’s)

State aid: Commission investigation did not find that Luxembourg gave selective tax treatment to McDonald's* The Commission has found that the non-taxation of certain McDonald's profits in Luxembourg did not lead to illegal State aid, as it is in line with national tax laws and the Luxembourg-United States Double Taxation Treaty. At the same time, the Commission welcomes steps taken by Luxembourg to prevent future double non-taxation. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "The Commission investigated under EU State aid rules whether the double non-taxation of certain McDonald's profits was the result of Luxembourg misapplying its national laws and the Luxembourg-US Double Taxation Treaty, in favour of McDonald's. EU State aid rules prevent Member

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European Commission, The EU Commission finds that the non-taxation of certain profits of a fast-food company in Luxembourg is in line with the EU State Aid rules (McDonald’s), 19 September 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2018, Art. N° 87988

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