29 August 2019
News from EU - August 2019

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

23 July 2019
News from Accountancy Europe - July 2019

Johan's latest contribution to Tax Journal on what's been going on recently in Brussels...

27 June 2019
News from Accountancy Europe - June 2019

Commission launches new tool to help fight VAT fraud – 15 May 2019...

05 June 2019
News from Accountancy Europe - May 2019

The European Commission has proposed to exempt supplies to armed forces from VAT and excise duties when these forces are deployed outside their own Member State and take part in a European defense effort under the Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP).

24 April 2019
News from Accountancy Europe - April 2019

EU s environment Ministers have discussed the prospect of EU-level aviation taxes at their most recent Environment Council meeting. The discussion was initiated by Belgium, who wants to see action taken at the European level...

25 March 2019
News from Accountancy Europe - March 2019

Speaking at a conference on taxation organised by the think-tank Bruegel, Commissioner Moscovici hinted that he would consider using enhanced cooperation if Member States fail to agree on the digital services tax (DST) at the upcoming 12 March ECOFIN meeting...

20 February 2019
News from Accountancy Europe - February 2019

The European Commission has published its long-awaited Communication proposing to move to qualified majority voting (QMV) on tax files, thus replacing the current practice of Member States deciding by unanimity.

23 January 2019
News from Accountancy Europe - January 2019

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Commission proposes legislative amendments to improve VAT for e-commerce and anti-fraud measures...

13 December 2018
News from Accountancy Europe - December 2018

Accountancy Europe published a document on the Modernising VAT 

The document provides an overview of current EU initiatives in respect of VAT, for persons with a working knowledge of the European VAT system...

26 November 2018
News from Accountancy Europe - November 2018

Worth re-iterating is the Commission’s intention to publish in January - February 2019 a non-legislative initiative to identify areas on tax to move to qualified majority voting - rather than the current unanimity decision making on all tax files. Such a move is in theory permitted under the Lisbon Treaty (using the so-called “passerelle clause”), but it would require a unanimity of member states’ parliaments to pass. Needless to say, at this stage it appears unlikely...

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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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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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