The FCPA Blog | By: Richard L. Cassin | December 07, 2017:
The European Union Tuesday named 17 countries and territories to its first-ever blacklist of tax havens.
Forty-seven other countries were grey-listed but have committed to meeting EU standards.
The EU designated a country or territory as a “non-cooperative jurisdiction” primarily by measuring the transparency of its tax regime, its tax rates, and whether it has agreed to make improvements.
The EU said a nominal or zero tax rate didn’t automatically land a country or territory on the blacklist. But it was “a relevant factor” to consider.
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