Official Journal of the European Union

C 337/4

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Commissione Tributaria Regionale di Roma (Italy) lodged on 16 July 2015 — Mercedes Benz Italia SpA v Agenzia delle Entrate Direzione Provinciale Roma 3

(Case C-378/15)

(2015/C 337/05)

Language of the case: Italian

Referring court

Commissione Tributaria Regionale di Roma

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Mercedes Benz Italia SpA

Defendant: Agenzia delle Entrate Direzione Provinciale Roma 3

Question referred

For the purposes of exercising the right of deduction, are national provisions (in particular Articles 19(5) and 19-bis of Decree 633/1972 of the President of the Republic) and the practice of the national tax authorities which require that reference be had to the composition of a trader’s turnover, including in order to identify so-called incidental transactions, but make no provision for a method of calculation that is based on [both] the composition and the actual destination of the acquisitions and that objectively reflects the actual share of the expenditure attributable to each of the — taxed and untaxed — activities engaged in by the taxpayer incompatible with an interpretation of Articles 168, 173, 174 and 175 of Directive 2006/112/EC (1) which is guided by the principles of proportionality, effectiveness and neutrality, as set out in Community law?

(1)  Council Directive 2006/112/EC of 28 November 2006 on the common system of value added tax (OJ 2006 L 347, p. 1).