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 ...

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 ...

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IVA Meeting with HMRC

The meeting, which took place in London in February, was very much a follow-up and review of the progress made since the previous meetings in relation to in particular but not exclusively on the certificates of status required by the UK authorities in the context of 13th Directive (non-EU) claims...

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Refund of VAT charged before the withdrawal date in the UK

Refund of VAT charged before the withdrawal date in the United Kingdom or in an EU-27 Member State to taxable persons not established in the State of refund but established respectively either in an EU-27 Member State or in the United Kingdom...

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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...

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