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Circulaire 2024/C/43 relative à la taxe annuelle sur les opérations d’assurance

L' Administration générale de la Fiscalité – Impôt des sociétés a publié ce 19/06/2024 la Circulaire 2024/C/43 relative à la taxe annuelle sur les opérations d’assurance. Cette circulaire commente les modifications relatives à la taxe annuelle sur les opérations d’assurance qui ont été introduites par la loi du 28.12.2023 portant des dispositions fiscales diverses. ANNEXES : 2 Table des matières I. Introduction II. Textes légaux...

Designing a National Strategy against Tax Crime

Core elements and considerations, the point of view of the OECD into 75 pages Tax crimes negatively affect all countries, developed and developing alike. They obstruct governments’ ability to collect revenue and undermine trust in the legal and financial system which can lead to a wide range of adverse outcomes. Tax crime is often closely linked to other forms of serious domestic and transnational crime,...

EC's DG TAXUD publishes its 2024 work plan

Published on 8 May, EC’s DG TAXUD’s annual work plan for 2024 gives an overview of what to expect from the DG for this year.Highlights Here are some key highlights described in the introduction of this document In 2024, the Commission’s Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) will continue to support the Commission’s agenda for a fairer, greener an more competitive future....

OECD updates AI Principles to stay abreast of rapid technological developments

03/05/2024 - The 2024 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) has adopted revisions to the landmark OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence (AI). In response to recent developments in AI technologies, notably the emergence of general-purpose and generative AI, the updated Principles more directly address AI-associated challenges involving privacy, intellectual property rights, safety, and information integrity. With 47 adherents now including the EU and a general scope...

Parliament signs up for new EU Body for Ethical Standards : a significant first step towards fostering a common culture of integrity and ethics

​On Thursday, the European Parliament approved the creation of a new EU body to strengthen integrity, transparency, and accountability in European decision-making.The essentials - achterground > MEPs have approved agreement between eight EU institutions and bodies> A significant first step towards fostering a common culture of integrity and ethics> Common minimum ethical standards to be developed> Five independent experts to contribute to the body’s work,...

First-stage consultation of social partners on fair telework and the right to disconnect*

On 30 April 2024, the Commission launched the first-stage consultation of European social partners to gather their views on the possible direction of EU action on ensuring fair telework and the right to disconnect. Thanks to digital technologies, many jobs can now be performed remotely. The overall balance is positive, with 60% of workers preferring to work from home for at least part of...

Labour taxes rise across OECD countries amid persistent inflation

A second consecutive year of high inflation pushed up labour taxes across OECD countries in 2023, according to a new OECD report. OCDE (2024), Taxing Wages 2024 : Tax and Gender through the Lens of the Second Earner, Éditions OCDE, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/dbcbac85-en. EndNote, Zotero, BibTeX, RefWorks, Procite, Import into RefWorks, Mendeley ​Read on Line​ ​Download this book​ ​Buy this bookAbout this report….This annual publication...

Annual increase in labour costs at 3.4% in euro area

New cyber resilience standards to protect all digital products in the EU from cyber threats.

Resilience Act: MEPs adopt plans to boost security of digital products. New technologies come with new risks, and the impact of cyber-attacks through digital products has increased dramatically in recent years. Consumers have fallen victim to security flaws linked to digital products such as baby monitors, robot-vacuum cleaners, Wi-Fi routers and alarm systems. For businesses, the importance of ensuring that digital products in the supply...

More action needed to tackle disinformation and enhance transparency of online platforms ...

04/03/2024 - As roughly half the world's population prepares to vote in elections, a new OECD report offers the first baseline assessment of how OECD countries are upgrading their governance measures to support an environment where reliable information can thrive, prioritising freedom of expression and human rights, and sets out a policy framework for countries to address the global challenge of disinformation. Facts not fakes:...

Commission fines Apple over €1.8 billion over abusive App store rules for music streaming providers

The European Commission has fined Apple over €1.8 billion for abusing its dominant position on the market for the distribution of music streaming apps to iPhone and iPad users (‘iOS users') through its App Store. In particular, the Commission found that Apple applied restrictions on app developers preventing them from informing iOS users about alternative and cheaper music subscription services available outside of the app...

EU adopts 13th package of individual and economic sanctions against Russia

​The Council adopted on 23 februari 2024 in view of the second year mark of the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine - a thirteenth package of restrictive measures against Putin’s regime, those who are responsible for perpetuating his illegal, unprovoked and unjustified war of aggression and those who are significantly supporting it.​ Which measures are now included in this new package ?...

Greenwashing: how EU firms can validate their green claims ?

The Internal Market and Environment committees adopted on Wednesday their position on the rules on how firms can validate their environmental marketing claims.In a few words The so-called green claims directive complements the already-approved EU ban on greenwashing. It defines what kind of information companies have to provide to justify their environmental marketing claims in the future. It also creates a framework and deadlines for...

Deal on EU economic governance reform

​EU co-legislators on Saturday provisionally agreed a revamp of EU economic governance making it clearer, investment friendly, more tailored to each country’s situation, and more flexible. Esther De Lange (EPP,NL) said, “ A new economic governance framework was much needed. We have taken our responsibility by ensuring that the new fiscal rules are sound and credible, while also allowing room for necessary investments.” Margarida Marques...

AI Ethics: 8 global tech companies commit to apply to UNESCO’s Recommendation

GSMA, INNIT, Lenovo Group, LG AI Research, Mastercard, Microsoft, Salesforce and Telefonica signed a ground-breaking agreement to build more ethical AI. The companies will integrate the values and principles of UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Ethics of AI when designing and deploying AI systems Download the companies’ letter of commitment: linkRecommendation UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence was the world's first, and remains...

Deal on strengthening consumers’ right to repair

EU negotiators reached a provisional deal on a bill that aims to reduce waste and bolster the repair sector by making product repairs more accessible and cost-effective. Parliament and Council reached a political agreement on a stronger “right to repair” for consumers. The agreed rules clarify the obligations for manufacturers and encourage consumers to extend a product’s lifecycle through repairBackground The agreement on the right...