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

Meeting with the French Tax Authorities

Representatives of the Board of the Association, Stephen Dale, Emmanuel Cottessat and Cyrille Konter, met with the DINR, the Non-Resident Unit of the French tax authorities in charge of EU companies not established in France but registered for VAT purposes in France.

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News from IVA members

USA - Online sellers are liable to local sales taxes in the USA

On 21 June 2018 the US Supreme Court ruled that out-of-state retailers must charge and remit sales tax, even if they do not have a physical nexus in the customer’s US State. It thereby confirmed the economic nexus legislation introduced by South Dakota. Furthermore, the court’s decision effectively overturns contrary earlier rulings. Other US States will follow South Dakota’s example. US and non-US online sellers with customers in the US must now check whether they are affected.

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News from EC

News from Accountancy Europe - July 2018

The ECON Committee has voted on its non-binding opinion on the Commission proposal for better VAT administrative cooperation, including provisions concerning the certified taxable person (CTP). The file is led by the MEP Roberts Zile (ECR/LAT)...

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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.