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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Surcharges and Penalties in Tax Law

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Edited by: Roman Seer, Anna Lena Wilms

ISBN13: 9789087223717
Published: June 2016
Publisher: IBFD Publications BV
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: £107.00

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The power to design tax procedure law still rests with the national states. Apart from an exchange of information, it is not harmonized within the EU. Therefore, tax surcharges, penalties and the respective procedures vary widely between different states. Comparative works on the topic of surcharges are practically absent. This project aims to fill this gap.

The same applies to criminal tax law. Usually, only criminal lawyers are dealing with it from a criminal scientific and procedural point of view. A synopsis with the tax proceeding is frequently lacking. The holistic approach of this book intends to overcome this differentiation of tax law and criminal law and pay particular attention to the interface of these fields of law. In this regard, the application of article 6 of the ECHR is interesting because the ECtHR goes beyond just measuring penal sanctions with respect to article 6 of the ECHR and applies this to administrative sanctions if these have the material importance of penalties or penalty surrogates.

With 20 national reports this book provides an extensive legal comparison of the national tax procedures, as well as of the criminal tax laws regarding which kinds of tax surcharges are applied and the relationship with criminal tax sanctions. These reports are accompanied by a general report, five thematic and five corresponding comment reports depicting the structure of the Annual EATLP Congress in 2015 in Milan.

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