On 27 April 2010 the European Commission launched an online public consultation on double taxation problems in the European Union. The consultation covers all direct taxes and is designed to identify clearly the extent to which individuals and companies are encountering the problem of being taxed on the same income or profits in two or more EU Member States. More specifically, the Commission is inviting comments on double taxation avoidance conventions and national tax relief, as well as how to remedy the double taxation situation effectively. Stakeholders are asked to reply to the online questionnaire by 30 June at the latest. Information gathered through this consultation may trigger Commission initiatives for EU action in the field of direct taxation.