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 ...
15 October 2014
Press Release from the EC
The European Commission has decided to refer Germany to the European Court of Justice regarding its rules on VAT refund applications which
15 August 2014
Consensus reached over standard VAT return for EU member states
In an attempt to simplify the reporting burden for companies doing business across the EU, the European Commission presented a draft ...
15 July 2014
EU proposals to reduce the burden on businesses required to submit Intrastat declarations (SIMSTAT)
The EU Commission's Statistical Office (Eurostat) has put forward a proposal to reduce the burden on businesses required to submit ...
13 March 2014
VAT News from the EU
The European Commission recently launched the process to start negotiations with Russia and Norway on administrative cooperation agreements in the area of Value Added Tax (VAT)...
21 November 2013
The VAT Gap in EU
The VAT Gap is the difference between what should be collected and what is collected. The bigger the gap, the more those of us who do pay our taxes have to pay, so it should be of interest to us all.