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20 October 2016
Judgement in the CJEU Case C-518/14 – Senatex

As expected the Court’s judgement followed the earlier opinion of the Advocate General with the effect that the domestic legislation currently in place in Germany, is now prohibited...

19 August 2016
Lobbying German Case: Re-styled Invoices in Germany

Several IVA members are following the German restyling case referred to the EUCJ. The EUCJ ruling (“C-518/14 Senatex GmbH v Finanzamt Hannover-Nord”) due out this month may follow the Advocate General's (AG) opinion from earlier this year...

12 August 2016
Communiqué from the IVA Board regarding re-styled invoices in Germany

Several IVA members are following the German restyling case referred to the EUCJ. The EUCJ ruling (“C-518/14 Senatex GmbH v Finanzamt Hannover-Nord”) due out this month may follow the Advocate General's (AG) opinion from earlier this year ...

10 October 2015
Fiscalis Event by the European Commission

Mike Molony was representing the IVA as a business delegate, and was acting as a Chair or Rapporteur in one of the Group discussions. Emmanuel Cotessat was also there to represent the IVA. Many thanks to both of them for their time representing your Association...

10 May 2015
Important information regarding VAT claims in France under Directives 2008/9/EC ('8th Directive') and 2006/112/EC (VAT Directive)

Your Association has been very active on your behalf in relation to certain difficulties being encountered with VAT refunds under Directive 2008/9/EC in France (MSR) and regularisations under Directive 2006/112/EC...

21 October 2014
Meeting with the Dutch Authorities

Hilde Blontrock, one of the members of the Board, and Marja van den Oetelaar have been very active on behalf of the Association to ensure that refunds of Dutch VAT under the Directive 2008/9/EC ('8th Directive') continue to be effected in the most efficient manner for ...

06 February 2014
German American Chamber of Commerce

In various ways the legal department of the New York based German American Chambers of Commerce supports enterprises in handling transactions between Germany and the US. For example, we support foreign entrepreneurs, who receive ...

14 January 2014
Meeting with the Dutch Tax Authorities

The International VAT Association (IVA), formed in 1993, is the world’s leading 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 ...

14 January 2014
Meeting with the German Tax Authorities

As was indicated during the Rome Conference, a meeting has been organized between representatives of the German Tax Authorities and Board Members of the IVA in order to discuss the difficulties that IVA members are facing when claiming VAT back in Germany...

14 January 2014
Letter to the Ministry of Finance - The Netherlands

Dear Mr Geurten, The International VAT Association (IVA), formed in 1993, is the world’s leading 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 all 27 EU Member States...

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Fighting VAT Fraud

The IVA directly contributed to the translation of the French translation of the EU VAT FORUM Guide on enhanced cooperation between Member States and Business in the field of fighting VAT fraud in support to the work of the EU VAT FORUM and the Commission.

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UK – To extend the scope of joint & several VAT liability for online marketplaces

The UK government has confirmed that from 30 June 2018, in an effort to prevent VAT fraud all UK-based businesses that are involved with fulfilling orders of imported goods for third party businesses will need to apply to join a new approved fulfilment house register.

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Tax Policy Update – Accountancy Europe

Tax Policy Update – Accountancy Europe

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