A few results of the Council meeting of 7 November 2014: - The Council discussed a draft amendment to EU tax rules aimed at stopping tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning by corporate groups. All member states expressed their commitment to work constructively towards an agreement at the Council meeting on 9 December 2014.
- The Council discussed a proposal aimed at introducing a financial transaction tax (FTT) in 11 member states through the "enhanced cooperation" procedure. The presidency reported on work carried out so far (14949/14) and the Council discussed outstanding issues. 
- Standard VAT return: The presidency reported on ongoing work on a proposal to introduce a standard VAT return with the aim of reducing burdens on businesses, particularly SMEs. The Council held a brief discussion, and the presidency agreed to reflect on the best possible way forward to enable an agreement. 
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