The European Commission has made an in-depth search at individual belastingafspraken in Belgium, 39 multi-national corporations. By the Committee on Monday, are reported. The agreement, which may be an unfair advantage to be delivered in relation to their competitors. And this is in contradiction with the state aid rules of the Europe.

“All companies have their fair share of taxes,” says the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager. “We have to make objections against the of the Belgian tax system, only some of the multinational corporations significant tax deductions offered, while the tax credits are not available to undertakings in a similar situation.”

The investigation relates to an individual tax rulings relating to ‘substance’, that is between 2005 and 2014 in Belgium have been awarded to 39 of the Belgian companies that are part of multinational groups. The vast majority of these multi-national companies have their headquarters in Europe.

Among the 39 multinational companies, there are companies, such as BASF, Antwerp, AB InBev, Kinepolis, Soudal, Ontex, Puratos, Atlas Copco Airpower, and the Omega Pharma-International.

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