European Commission’s tax policy 2019 to 2024: what can we expect?
1 December 2019 marked the start of the new European Commission led by incoming President Ursula von der Leyen. This means the setting of new political priorities at an EU level, in particular, in the field of taxation. The mission statements from Von der Leyen to her commissioners, and the recent confirmatory hearings in the European Parliament, set out the new Commission’s tax programme. In addition to continuing the tax work inherited from previous Commissions, the main tax priorities of the new Commission will focus on measures relating to the digitalisation of the economy and addressing climate change.
Nikolaas Van Robbroeck (Counsel, Brussels) and Jordan Serfati (Senior Associate, Paris) consider the Commission’s main tax priorities in detail in the briefing available below.