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The International VAT Association (IVA), formed in 1994, is the world’s leading independent body on international VAT issues, representing the interests of businesses and advisers involved in VAT or equivalent turnover taxes around the globe. In Europe, the IVA’s membership is represented in almost all 28 EU Member States, and in total 40 countries. Globally, the Association covers all major international markets.

The members of the Association are of varying sizes from major international law and accounting firms to smaller businesses, but all being highly specialised in their chosen field of indirect taxation.

The Association is unique in that it provides to its members a forum for exchanges, through its website, LinkedIn Group and via regular conferences held in different locations around the world.

The forums for exchange enable members to share ideas, develop their businesses and determine common courses of action to work with National Tax Administrations and the European Commission to propose simplifications and procedures allowing members, their clients and business in general, to become more competitive and less constrained by administrative burdens.

The Association has over 160 members covering the EU and non-EU countries (Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, South Africa, South Korea, Norway, Russia, Rwanda, USA) representing many thousands of clients, each of whom has a very direct interest in the development of value added and turnover taxes.

For any business working within the field of VAT and turnover taxes, this is the only multi-national Association which exists to represent their business interests.

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News from the Board

IVA Meeting with the Portuguese Tax Authorities

The International VAT Association (IVA), represented by its President, Stephen Dale, and Board Member, Fátima Gouveia, met with the representatives of the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tax Affairs and of the Portuguese VAT Authority on the 9th of July 2019, in Lisbon. The IVA thanked the authorities for meeting with us at short notice.

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News from IVA members

The shape of the Recession will reshape state and local tax policies

Although it is too early to forecast precisely how tax policies will be adjusted, the repercussions of the unprecedented Covid economic measures will linger far into the future. Michael J. Bernard and George L. Salis explain what actions tax executives can take today to help their organizations respond with greater agility here...

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News from EC

News from the EU July 2020

The European Commission has published its latest tax trends data for Europe. The data shows that in 2018, tax revenues as percentage of GDP increased slightly in the EU 27 up to 40.2%. Revenues remained almost equally distributed among indirect taxes...

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