Consultation on tax problems linked to cross-border venture capital investment in EU

The Commission has invited all interested parties to provide their views on this matter by 5 November 2012

The European Commission has launched this public consultation in order to collect factual evidence of the direct tax problems that arise when venture capital is invested across borders.

In this respect the Commission needs not only to collect factual evidence of the problems, but also to find out why the problems arose, the Member States involved, the amount of money involved and the costs to investors, Member States and the EU’s SMEs.

Once the Commission has collected this evidence, it will be able to estimate the size of the problem and decide whether there is a need for EU solutions.