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Document 31968R0260

Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 260/68 of the Council of 29 February 1968 laying down the conditions and procedure for applying the tax for the benefit of the European Communities

OJ L 56, 4.3.1968, p. 8–10 (DE, FR, IT, NL)
Danish special edition: Series I Volume 1968(I) P. 37 - 39
English special edition: Series I Volume 1968(I) P. 37 - 39
Greek special edition: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 115 - 117
Spanish special edition: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 136 - 138
Portuguese special edition: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 136 - 138
Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 45 - 47
Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 45 - 47
Special edition in Czech: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 33 - 35
Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 33 - 35
Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 33 - 35
Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 33 - 35
Special edition in Hungarian Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 33 - 35
Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 33 - 35
Special edition in Polish: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 33 - 35
Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 33 - 35
Special edition in Slovene: Chapter 01 Volume 001 P. 33 - 35
Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 01 Volume 008 P. 165 - 167
Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 01 Volume 008 P. 165 - 167
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 01 Volume 015 P. 12 - 14

In force: This act has been changed. Current consolidated version: 03/10/2002

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1968/260/oj

4.3.1968   

EN

Official Journal of the European Communities

L 56/8


REGULATION (EEC, EURATOM, ECSC) NO 260/68 OF THE COUNCIL

of 29 February 1968

laying down the conditions and procedure for applying the tax for the benefit of the European Communities

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing a Single Council and a Single Commission of the European Communities;

Having regard to the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Communities, and in particular Article 13 thereof;

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission;

Whereas it is necessary to lay down the conditions and procedure under which the salaries, wages, and emoluments of officials and other servants of the Communities, and of persons to whom Article 13 of the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities also applies, shall be liable to the tax instituted by that Article;

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The tax on salaries, wages and emoluments paid by the Communities to their officials and other servants, indicated by the first paragraph of Article 13 of the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Communities, shall be determined under the conditions and collected according to the procedure laid down in this Regulation.

Article 2

The following shall be liable to the tax:

persons coming under the Staff Regulations of Officials or the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the Communities, including recipients of the compensation provided for in the event of removal from post in the interests of the service, but excluding local staff;

recipients of the compensation on termination of service provided for in Article 5 of Council Regulation (EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 259/68 (1).

Article 3

1.   The tax shall be payable each month on salaries, wages and emoluments paid by the Communities to each person liable.

2.   However, monies and allowances, whether lump sums or not, which represent compensation for expenses incurred in the perfomance of official duties, shall be excluded from the basic taxable amount.

3.   The family allowance and social benefits listed below shall be deducted from the basic taxable amount:

(a)

family allowances:

head of household allowance,

dependent child's allowance,

education allowance,

allowance on the birth of a child;

(b)

social assistance;

(c)

allowances paid on account of occupational disease or accident;

(d)

that part of any payment which represents family allowances.

The amount to be deducted shall be calculated, with due regard, where appropriate, to the provisions of Article 5.

4.   Subject to the provisions of Article 5, an abatement of 10% for occupational and personal expenses shall be made from the amount obtained by applying the preceding provisions.

An additional abatement equivalent to twice the amount of the allowance for a dependent child shall be made for each dependent child of the person liable as well as for each person treated as a dependent child within the meaning of Article 2 (4) of Annex VII to the Staff Regulations.

5.   Deductions from remuneration of persons liable on account of pensions and retirement allowances or of social security shall be deducted from the basic taxable amount.

Article 4

The tax shall be calculated, subject to the provisions of Article 5, on the taxable amount obtained by applying Article 3 and disregarding any amount not exceeding Bfrs 803 and by applying the rate of:

 

8% to amounts between Bfrs 803 and 14 178

 

10% to amounts between Bfrs 14 179 and 19 528

 

12·50% to amounts between Bfrs 19 529 and 22 380

 

15% to amounts between Bfrs 22 381 and 25 413

 

17·50% to amounts, between Bfrs 22 414 and 28 265

 

20% to amounts between Bfrs 28 266 and 31 030

 

22·50% to amounts between Bfrs 31 031 and 33 883

 

25% to amounts between Bfrs 33 884 and 36 648

 

27·50% to amounts between Bfrs 36 649 and 39 500

 

30% to amounts between Bfrs 39 501 and 42 265

 

32·50% to amounts between Bfrs 42 266 and 45 118

 

35% to amounts between Bfrs 45 119 and 47 883

 

40% to amounts between Bfrs 47 884 and 50 735

 

45% to amounts above Bfrs 50 735.

Article 5

When salaries, wages and emoluments are subject to a corrective factor:

the amount of each of the elements included in the calculation of the tax, except deductions made from the remuneration of persons liable on account of pensions, and retirement allowances or of social security, shall, for the application of this Regulation, be obtained by applying the corrective factor to the amount of this element as calculated before applying any corrective factor to the remuneration;

the amount of abatements mentioned in Article 3 (4) shall be obtained by applying the corrective factor to the amount of the abatements as calculated before applying any corrective factor to the remuneration;

the amounts of income shown in Article 4 shall be subject to the corrective factor.

Article 6

1.   By way of derogation from the provisions of Articles 3 and 4:

(a)

the sums paid

as compensation for overtime,

for work of a particularly arduous nature,

for exceptional services,

for patented inventions,

shall be assessed for purposes of the tax at the rate which, in the month preceding that of payment, was applied to the highest taxable amount of the official's remuneration;

(b)

payments made on account of termination of service shall be taxed, after applying the abatements laid down in Article 3 (4), at a rate equal to two thirds of the ratio existing, at the time of last salary payment, between:

the amount of tax payable and

the basic taxable amount as defined in Article 3.

2.   The application of this Regulation shall not have the effect of reducing salaries, wages and emoluments of any kind paid by the Communities to an amount less than the minimum subsistence rate as defined in Article 6 of Annex VIII to the Staff Regulations of Officials of the Communities.

Article 7

When the taxable payment covers a period of less than one month, the rate of the tax shall be that which is applicable to the corresponding monthly payment.

When the taxable payment covers a period of more than one month the tax shall be calculated as if this payment had been spread evenly over the months to which it relates.

Corrective payments not related to the month during which they are paid shall be subject to the tax to which they would have been subject had they been made at the proper time.

Article 8

Tax shall be collected by means of deduction at source. The amount shall be rounded off at the lower unit.

Article 9

The tax proceeds shall be entered as revenue in the budgets of the Communities.

Article 10

The governing bodies of institutions of the Communities shall co-operate for the purpose of applying this Regulation in a uniform manner.

The Council, acting on a proposal from the Commission, shall adopt any provisions necessary for the application of this Regulation.

Article 11

This Regulation shall also apply:

to members of the Commission,

to Judges, Advocates General, the Registrar and Assistant Rapporteurs at the Court of Justice,

to members of the Audit Board.

Article 12

This Regulation shall apply to members of the organs of the European Investment Bank, and to members of its staff and recipients of the pensions it pays, who are included in the categories determined by the Council in application of the first paragraph of Article 16 of the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities, with regard to salaries, wages and emoluments and to disability, retirement and survivors' pensions paid by the Bank.

Article 13

The compensation and payments referred to in Article 13 of Regulation No 32 (EEC) 12 (EAEC) (2) shall be exempt from the tax.

Article 14

Regulation No 32 (EEC), 12 (EAEC) is hereby repealed.

Article 15

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 29 February 1968.

For the Council

The President

M. COUVE DE MURVILLE


(1)  OJ No L 56, 4.3.1968, p. 1.

(2)  OJ No 45, 14.6.1962, p. 1461/62.


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