The authorities and the IVA : working for you

 

One of the core objectives of the IVA is :

  • “To make representations to governmental authorities, paying agencies or the Commission or other appropriate person or body, on the operation of VAT Law and practice”
  • “To handle issues with VAT Authorities which are of interest/concern of the wider membership”
  • “To represent all the membership and not one section of the membership

Extract from IVA Articles of association.

The IVA has been nominated as business member of the EU VAT Forum for the period 2015-2018, represented by Mr. Emmanuel Cotessat and Mr. Mike Molony. A Scientific Committee was formed in March 2015 in order to support the work of the IVA in the EU VAT Forum 2015 – 2018. The group would meet 'virtually'. Emmanuel Cotessat and Mike Molony would coordinate this group so that at the Forum meetings they represents the views of all of the Association’s members.

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Key benefits for the Members of IVA Lobbying

  • One remains anonymous while having one’s important issues deal with the authorities
  • There are clear cost benfits of using the IVA
  • Shared Knowledge of the wider IVA membership
  • Group Feedback – not alone
  • Speedier results
  • Far higher chance of achieving your goals 

For complete transparency the IVA is registered and maintains its registration as a lobbying body with the European Commission from 2010.

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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.

Download the full Communique soon available.

News from IVA members

Mexico proposes the implementation of VAT on e-commerce supplies

The Mexican senate is proposing to levy VAT at 16%, on digital e-commerce supplies provided to consumers by non-resident online platforms...

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News from EC

News from EU - August 2019

Cross-border rulings (pilot project) – Update July 2019

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Disclaimer:  The information contained in the present page is general and does not constitute legal advice. Before taking any decision or action on the above information you should take the appropriate professional advice.