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Case C-249/15: Judgment of the Court (Ninth Chamber) of 18 January 2018 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Østre Landsret — Denmark) — Wind 1014 GmbH, Kurt Daell v Skatteministeriet (References for a preliminary ruling — Article 56 TFEU — Freedom to provide services — Restrictions — Motor vehicle leased by a resident of one Member State from a leasing company established in another Member State — Registration tax calculated proportionately to the duration of use of the vehicle — Requirement of approval from the national tax authorities before use — Justification — Prevention of circumvention of tax rules and fraud or abuse — Safeguarding States’ powers of taxation — Proportionality)

OJ C 83, 5.3.2018, p. 2–2 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

5.3.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 83/2


Judgment of the Court (Ninth Chamber) of 18 January 2018 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Østre Landsret — Denmark) — Wind 1014 GmbH, Kurt Daell v Skatteministeriet

(Case C-249/15) (1)

((References for a preliminary ruling - Article 56 TFEU - Freedom to provide services - Restrictions - Motor vehicle leased by a resident of one Member State from a leasing company established in another Member State - Registration tax calculated proportionately to the duration of use of the vehicle - Requirement of approval from the national tax authorities before use - Justification - Prevention of circumvention of tax rules and fraud or abuse - Safeguarding States’ powers of taxation - Proportionality))

(2018/C 083/02)

Language of the case: Danish

Referring court

Østre Landsret

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Wind 1014 GmbH, Kurt Daell

Defendant: Skatteministeriet

Operative part of the judgment

Article 56 TFEU must be interpreted as precluding a Member State’s legislation and administrative practice, such as those at issue in the main proceedings, under which:

use by a resident in that Member State of a vehicle leased from a leasing company established in another Member State for the purpose of temporary use of that vehicle in the first Member State, in return for payment of a proportionate registration tax calculated proportionately to the duration of that use, is subject to prior approval of that payment by that Member State’s tax authorities, without which the vehicle may not, in principle, be used in its territory, and

the possibility of making immediate use of such a vehicle in that first Member State whilst the taxpayer’s application to pay a proportionate registration tax on that vehicle based on the duration of use in that first Member State is being processed, is subject to advance payment of the full amount of registration tax, with provision made for repayment of the surplus paid, plus interest, if and when the taxpayer is eventually authorised by the tax authorities to pay the registration tax calculated proportionately.


(1)  OJ C 245, 27.7.2015.


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