Kronos International Inc v Finanzamt Leverkusen

European Union – Taxation. The Court of Justice of the European Union held that that the compatibility with EU law of national rules, under which a company resident in a member state could not set off corporation tax paid in another member state or in a third state by capital companies distributing dividends, had to be assessed in the light of arts 63 and 65 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Further, the Court determined the circumstances in which art 63 of the Treaty did not preclude application of the exemption method to dividends when the imputation method was applied.

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