EU To Probe German Venture Capital Tax Plan

Law360, New York (January 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into a proposed German plan to give tax breaks to venture capital companies that invest in businesses, expressing concern that the proposal could run afoul of European Union state aid rules.

The proposed law, called an Act on Modernization of the Framework for Private Equity Investors, and known by the German acronym MoRaKG, has a stated aim of generating more risk capital for young and medium-size companies by giving tax incentives to venture capital firms that invest in...
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