PensionsEurope calls on the Commission and Member States to continue smoothing withholding tax refund procedures

The Commission held a public hearing on simpler withholding tax procedures for Europe today to present the Code of conduct on withholding tax (WHT) to stakeholders and have a lively exchange of views. In today’s hearing, Mr Matti Leppälä, Secretary General/CEO of PensionsEurope, participated in the first panel discussion on the current state of play, why the WHT procedures are costly and lengthy, and to what extent implementing the code would improve the situation. Please find some of his remarks in our press release