Advance tax ruling
An advance tax ruling is a tool for multinational corporations and for individual taxfilers for clarifying and conforming particular taxation arrangements. A written interpretation of tax laws is issued by tax authorities to corporations and individuals who request clarification of taxation arrangements. An advance tax ruling binds tax authorities to comply with the tax arrangements set out in the ruling. Advance tax rulings are common in numerous countries. The Luxembourg Leaks provide insight into the practice of advance tax rulings in Luxembourg used by corporations as a tool for devising strategies that help them avoid taxes.
- Antony Ting (10 November 2014). "Luxembourg leaks: how harmful tax competition leads to profit shifting". The Conversation.
- "European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - State aid: Commission investigates transfer pricing arrangements on corporate taxation of Amazon in Luxembourg". europa.eu.
- Want to avoid taxes? Try a tax ruling European Parliament TV