On the 20th of December the EU Court gave its decision in the case of Hamamatsu Photonica Deutschland GmbH vs Hauptzollamt München (C-529/16). Continue reading
Please find below the information about the VAT GAP in the 28 EU Member States. Continue reading
First of all, it should be noted that even though the AG’s opinion provide a good insight in the potential direction where the final judgement might go, it should be not taken for granted that the judgement will fully apply the same principles and will came to the same conclusion. Continue reading
Many subcontractors – particularly those in the automotive industry – supply their goods and materials by means of so-called call-off stock. If the stock is supplied from another EU member state, the German tax authorities generally treat the corresponding movement of the goods as intra-Community transfer followed by a domestic supply of goods. Continue reading
A report based on the methodology used for the calculation of effective tax rates (ETRs) as set out by Devereux and Griffith (1999, 2003) with regards to the project TAXUD/2013/CC/120 was published. Continue reading
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) released yesterday its decision on the joint cases, Beteiligungsgesellschaft Larentia+Minerva GmbH & Co. KG (C-108/14) (Larentia+Minerva) and Marenave Schiffahrts AG (C-109/14) (Marenave).
The questions referred to the CJEU concern two significant issues:
- The input VAT recovery of holding companies involved in the management of their subsidiaries
- The VAT grouping rules and the restrictions imposed by national law.
The Belgian tax authorities submitted questions to the VAT Committee regarding the notion of electronically supplied services as referred to in the EU VAT Directive and the Implementing Regulation, the possible interaction of this type of services with other services and the issue of VAT exemption of such services. Continue reading