Allocating Taxing Powers within the European Union

  • Isabelle Richelle
  • Wolfgang Schön
  • Edoardo Traversa

Part of the MPI Studies in Tax Law and Public Finance book series (MPISTUD, volume 2)

About this book


The contributions to this volume try to overcome the traditional approach of the judicature of the European Court of Justice regarding the application of the fundamental freedoms in direct taxation that is largely built on a non-discrimination test. In this volume, outstanding authors cover various aspects of the national and international tax order when European law meets domestic taxation. This includes testing traditional pillars of income taxation – ability-to-pay, source and residence, abuse of law, arm’s length standard – with respect to their place in the emerging European tax order as well as substantial matters of co-existence between different tax systems that are not covered by the non-discrimination approach such as mutual recognition, cross-border loss compensation or avoidance of double taxation.

The overarching goal is to flesh out the extent to which a substantive “allocation of taxing powers” within the European Union is on its way to a convincing overall framework and to stretch the discussion “beyond discrimination”.



Discrimination European Court of Justice European Tax Law Income Taxation International Tax Law

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabelle Richelle
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Schön
    • 2
  • Edoardo Traversa
    • 3
  1. 1., Tax InstituteHEC-University of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.and Public FinanceMax Planck Institute for Tax LawMunichGermany
  3. 3., Faculté de droit et de crimonologieUniversité catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34918-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34919-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-0011
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-002X
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