Legal presumptions in national tax systems (Italy and Belgium) and in EU law

Sanò, Claudia (2013) Legal presumptions in national tax systems (Italy and Belgium) and in EU law, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Diritto tributario europeo, 23 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/6181.
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The thesis deals with the concept of presumptions, and in particular of legal presumptions, in the context of national tax systems (Italy and Belgium) and EU law. The purpose was to investigate the concept of legal presumption under a twofold comparative perspective. After having provided a general overview of the common core concept of presumption in the European context, an insight in the national approach to legal presumptions was given by examining two different national experiences, namely the Italian and Belgian tax systems. At this stage, the Constitutional framework and some of the most interesting and relevant at EU level presumptive measures were explored, with a view to underlining possible divergences and common grounds. The concept of (national) legal presumption was then investigated in the context of EU law, with the attempt to systematize under a uniform perspective a matter which has been traditionally dealt with either from the merely national point of view or, at EU level, through a fragmented form. In this instance, the EU law relevant framework and the most significant EUCJ case-law, in particular in the field of customs duties, VAT, on the issue of the repayment of taxes levied in breach of EU law and in the area of direct taxation, were examined so as to construe the overall EU approach to national legal presumptions. This was done with the finality of determining if and to what extent a common analytical framework may be identified, from which were extracted certain criteria governing the compatibility of national legal presumptions with EU law.

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Tesi di dottorato
Sanò, Claudia
Dottorato di ricerca
Scuola di dottorato
Scienze giuridiche
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Settore concorsuale
Parole chiave
Tax law presumptions, Italian tax system,
Data di discussione
20 Dicembre 2013

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