TaxCorporate TaxGibraltar’s tax laws under EC scrutiny

Gibraltar's tax laws under EC scrutiny

The European Commission has launched a state aid inquiry into the planned reform of Gibraltar's company taxation laws.

Link: PAC alerted over Gibraltar pension liability

The reforms entail the abolition of company profits taxation, replacing it with a payroll tax, (£3,000 per employee), and a business property occupation tax. Financial services and utilities would face top-up taxes on profits at 8% and 35% respectively.

Brussels thinks that these changes could give Gibraltar companies an unfair advantage over other British businesses, in effect giving them illegal state aid subsidies. This is – notably – because total tax liability would be capped at 15% of profits or £500,000, whichever is the lower. If a company makes no profit, it would have no tax liability.

Related Articles

‘Google tax’ nets HMRC £281m

Corporate Tax ‘Google tax’ nets HMRC £281m

1w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Should I incorporate my buy-to-let business?

Corporate Tax Should I incorporate my buy-to-let business?

1m Emma Rawson
R&D incentives: How businesses can reap the rewards of innovation

Corporate Tax R&D incentives: How businesses can reap the rewards of innovation

2m Sam Swansborough
Q&A with the Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Corporate Tax Q&A with the Financial Secretary to the Treasury

3m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Guide to the UK corporate tax system

Corporate Tax Guide to the UK corporate tax system

3m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
OTS report: Corporation tax should follow accounts

Corporate Tax OTS report: Corporation tax should follow accounts

2m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

Corporate Tax Does the Taylor Review sufficiently address the gig economy?

2m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
HMRC tax evasion assistance requests double in five years

Corporate Tax HMRC tax evasion assistance requests double in five years

3m Emma Smith, Managing Editor