ECJ authorizes tax agency to search for information on anonymous Biz owners


By Todd Buell (Nov 29, 2021, 8:03 p.m. GMT) – The European Court of Justice has dismissed a challenge to a tax authority’s request for information on a company’s shareholders, saying the agency was authorized to search details of people who match specific criteria. criteria instead of targeting a named person.

The Luxembourg Court of Justice said in a ruling published on Thursday that under European Union law on administrative cooperation between tax authorities, the company could not invalidate a request for information from the Luxembourg tax authority because she was looking for information about a group of people rather than named people. .

EU law requires that a request for information “be regarded as relating to information which does not appear …

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