On March 7, 2019 the European Commission announced that it had opened an in-depth investigation into the Luxembourg's tax treatment of Huhtamäki. On May 3, 2019 the non-confidential/public version of this decision was made available in the State Aid Register on the European Commission's competition website.

The European Commission is going to examine whether tax rulings granted by Luxembourg to Finnish food and drink packaging company Huhtamäki may have given the company an unfair advantage over its competitors, in breach of EU State aid rules. In this respect the focus of the European Commission is going to be on the tax treatment granted by the Luxembourg tax administration to Huhtalux between 2009 and March 7, 2019 based on a 2009 tax ruling, a 2012 tax ruling and a 2013 tax ruling (collectively, the “contested tax rulings”), which determine the tax liability of Huhtalux (an Luxembourg entity of the Huhtamäki group) with respect to income arising from its intra-group financing transactions that fall under the scope of the contested tax rulings.


Click on the language of your choice to be forwarded to the non-confidential/public version of the letter via which the European Commission informs the Luxembourg authorities of its decision to start an in-depth investigation into the Possible State aid in favour of Huhtamäki made available under the case number SA.50400 in the State Aid Register on the Commission's competition website in that language (English or French).



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