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The European Federation of Accountants (FEE) advises its member states to permit groups of companies to file consolidated tax returns—a practice currently not allowed in certain European nations. The FEE says it is essential that all member states endorse its proposal so none will have an unfair competitive advantage over others. ( http://mail.fee.be/website/fee_publication.nsf ) (abbreviated URL)

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