Πέμπτη, 5 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

Ποιος κάνει επερώτηση στο ευρωκοινοβούλιο για να υπερασπιστεί ένα ειδικό καθεστως φορολογίας

Πηγή

The issue of the scandalous tax regime for Greek shipowners is brought to the European Commission, by the Vice-President of the European Parliament and SYRIZA MEP, Dimitrios Papadimoulis. More specifically, the Greek MEP ‘s question cites «Explanatory Statement», that the European Commission has sent to Greece on 25th September 2014, which calls to end the tax rules «that exempt Greek-owned ships from paying income tax, by imposing on them a more favorable tax regime based on tonnage» and asks the Commission to explain «what aspects of EU law may contradict the Greek tax rules«. Concluding his question, Dimitrios Papadimoulis asks the European Commission to provide him information concerning «the participation of Greek shipping companies in the country’s GDP», as well information about the participation of the shipping companies on the tax revenues of the National Budget» and «the corresponding figures for the other member states of the European Union».

The full question of Dimitris Papadimoulis:

According to the announcement of the European Commission on 25 September 2014 Greece has received an Explanatory Statement and is requested to terminate the tax discrimination against foreign flag vessels, under the cause that it violates the EU laws. More specifically, the commission argues that Greek tax rules exempt the Greek-owned ships from paying income taxes, imposing on them a more favorable tax regime based on tonnage. Questions to the Commission:Can the Commission explain on exactly what constitutes the Explanatory Statement that was sent to Greece? What aspects of Union law may contradict the Greek tax rules? The possible infringements of EU law concern the Greek-owned ships regardless of their tonnage size?Does the Commission have economic data about the contribution of the Greek shipping companies in the country’s GDP, as well as at the tax revenue of the Greek Budget? And what are the corresponding figures for the other EU Member States?