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So what are the chances that we can put a common floor on corporate tax in the EU?

Looks like the reasonable thing to do.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Apr 6th, 2006 at 10:39:31 AM EST
Not a chance unless it's 12.5%.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 6th, 2006 at 10:41:39 AM EST
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The EU is now trying to agree on a common corporate tax base [i.e., figuring out how much is taxable], while leaving tax rates free to countries to set as an instrument of policy.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 6th, 2006 at 10:42:00 AM EST
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The problem with this is that it affects other elements of the tax code as well. These things are interdependent packages that have built up over time.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 6th, 2006 at 10:43:22 AM EST
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