24 May 2016
News from the EC and the European Parliament - May 2016

The European Commission has replied to a question asked by the MEP Claude Rolin (EPP/BEL) with regard to obesity taxes. In his question, Mr. Rolin asks the Commission whether it will use taxation as a tool to tackle obesity and ...

24 April 2016
News from the EC and the European Parliament - April 2016

The Fiscalis Tax Gap Project Group (TGPG) has published its report on VAT gap estimations. The report brings together data provided by members of the TGPG, and covers  ...

15 March 2016
News from the EC and the European Parliament

The European Commission has replied to a question asked by three British Green MEPs with regard to solar energy and VAT. In their question, the MEPs refer to a Court of Justice of the EU’s (CJEU) ruling ...

21 January 2016
EU Parliament Questions/Replies

The European Commission has replied to a question asked by the MEP Merja Kyllönen (GUE-NGL/FIN) in early-October with regard to the taxation of platform ...

16 December 2015
European Parliament agreed to establish a TAXE II Committee

On 2 December the European Parliament agreed to establish a TAXE II Committee, following the end of the mandate of the first TAXE Committee upon the adoption of its draft report by the Plenary on 25 November ...

26 July 2015
Publications from the EC

The European Commission has issued a report which will look at the VAT exemption for the importation of small commercial and private consignments and what impact it is having on EU businesses...

23 April 2015
Decisions and Publications in the EU

Following the recent European Court of Justice judgement on the legality of applying reduced VAT rates to e-books the Ministers of Culture of France, Germany, Poland and Italy have written to the European Commission ...

16 February 2015
Recent Publications of the EC

The European Commission has published an updated list of the VAT rates applied in Member States. The document was updated ...

15 January 2015
Publications of the EC and recent information from OECD

According to a study that was published by the European Commission, there has been a loss of an estimated €177bn in VAT revenues in 2012 because of non-collection or non-compliance ...

15 December 2014
Decisions of the EU on Other Taxes

The European Commission has referred Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union for its failure to amend registration tax rules for vehicles leased or rented to Greek residents by non-Greek lessors. Contrary to previous ECJ rulings, Greece continues to require ...

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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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