20 October 2016
News from the European Commission and European Parliament - October 2016

The European Commission has published VAT gap statistics for the year 2014. According to the figures, the total EU VAT gap amounted to €159.5 billion...

20 October 2016
IVA – re-appointed as a Member of the VAT Expert Group

As from 1st October 2016 the IVA has been re-appointed as a member of the VAT Expert Group (VEG) with Stephen Dale as main representative and Emmanuel Cotessat as alternate...

22 September 2016
News from the European Commission and European Parliament - September 2016

The UK HMRC has published new guidance aimed at tax advisors. The guidance is aimed at all who “promote tax compliance” and offer “to represent or give advice to other taxpayers”...

19 August 2016
News from the European Commission - August 2016

Taxamo has published an article focusing on the VAT implications of Brexit on the EU. The article is organised in a Q&A format, and attempts to address questions such as the implications on digital service ...

19 August 2016
IVA applying to the VAT Expert Group

IVA applied as a member at the VAT Expert Group (VEG) with Stephen Dale as main representative and Emmanuel Cotessat as alternate on 2nd August 2016. The IVA has been part of the ...

22 July 2016
VAT Expert Group – Questionnaire on Modernising VAT Groups

As the IVA's representative at the VAT Expert Group Stephen Dale has received the attached Questionnaire on "Modernising VAT groups"...

22 July 2016
News from the European Commission and the Council - July 2016

The European Union has decided that it will retain the minimum standard rate of VAT at 15% until at least the 31 December 2017...

20 June 2016
Opinion of the VAT Expert Group on the Action Plan on VAT and CFE

VAT fraud in the current EU VAT system, a transitional VAT system, creates major obstacles for the efficient functioning of the EU Single Market for businesses and tax administrations alike. A reform of the system ...

20 June 2016
News from the European Commission and the Council - June 2016

The European Commission VAT Expert Group has issued its views on the VAT Action Plan published on 7 April (please refer to the FEE Tax Policy Update from 15 April for further details) ...

24 May 2016
Commission’s (TAXUD) Strategic Plan 2016

The European Commission’s DG TAXUD has published its Management Plan 2016 as well as its Strategic Plan 2016-2020. Both documents provide indications and timelines for upcoming DG TAXUD action...

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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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Update from the GST Council Meeting – India

In the 35th Meeting of GST Council under the able leadership of Chairperson and Union Finance...

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News from Accountancy Europe - July 2019

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

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