U.S. Tax Treaty Policy and the European Court of Justice
85 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2005 Last revised: 27 Feb 2013
This Article considers the effects of EC law on U.S. tax treaty policy. The discussion is framed by the controversy over the legality of tax treaty limitation on benefits clauses (LOBs) in the wake of recent ECJ decisions, and it argues that U.S. tax treaty policy is on a collision course with the tax jurisprudence of the ECJ.
Keywords: International tax, tax harmonization, multitlateral tax treaty, European Union, tax treaties, limitation on benefits, European Court of Justice, tax policy, Open Skies, Member State sovereignty, treaty shopping, qualification conflicts
JEL Classification: H20, H29, H26, H79, H74, H89
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