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Action 10 - Alleviating the tax associated burden in cross-border investment

Progress so far on action 10 of the capital markets union 2020 action plan.

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Part of objective 3 of the capital markets union (CMU) action plan, action 10 aims to alleviate the tax associated burden in cross-border investment.

Withholding tax (WHT)

In order to lower tax-related costs for cross-border investors and prevent tax fraud, the Commission will put forward a legislative initiative in the first half of 2023, subject to a positive impact assessment and in close consultation with Member States, as well as explore additional ways to introduce a common, standardised, EU-wide system for withholding tax relief at source.

An inception impact assessment was published on 28 September 2021.

A public consultation was launched on 1 April 2022 and is running until 26 June 2022.

 

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