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.

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Spain–Notice about not reaching a BREXIT Agreement

Please be informed that the Spanish authorities have issued a notice informing about the consequences as of March 30, 2019 of not reaching a BREXIT agreement that includes a transitory period, namely...

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

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