Amazon warehouse: Luxembourg’s 3 per cent VAT for ebooks has caused vendors such as Amazon and iTunes to base operations in the country, enabling them to undercut competitors selling goods from within other member states. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The VAT system for online goods and services is about to be turned upside down. As of January 1st, Irish residents buying ebooks or music downloads(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference a week after the Luxembourg leaks. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Luxembourg’s government was taken by “complete surprise” by the number of files in a report last week detailing hundreds of secret deals that allegedl(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: has not yet commented on the Luxleaks affair

Jean-Claude Juncker, the new head of the European Commission, is facing increasing pressure to respond to last week’s revelations of tax rulings of(...)

 Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna (right) speaking to Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Mr Gramegna was in defensive mode today

Luxembourg’s finance minister staunchly defended his country’s tax regime today, arguing that the tax deals revealed in The Irish Times and other m(...)

Microsoft looks set to be the latest company to become embroiled in a European Commission inquiry into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of multinational firms

Microsoft looks set to be the latest company to become embroiled in a European Commission inquiry into Luxembourg’s tax treatment of multinational fir(...)