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European Commission – Public consultation on the evaluation of invoicing rules


About this consultation

Consultation period       13 June 2018 – 20 September 2018
Topics                              Taxation
Departments                   Taxation and Customs Union

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EU – Fair Taxation: Commission proposes final technical measures to create a future fraud-proof EU VAT system


The Commission has proposed the detailed technical amendments to EU rules on VAT that supplement recent proposed overhaul of the system to make it more fraud-resilient.

This package of measures substantially modifies the rules relating to VAT and should make life easier for companies across the EU, putting an end to 25 years of a ‘transitional’ VAT regime in the Single Market. Continue reading


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EU Commission – Possible VAT implications of Transfer Pricing


I would like to share with you the paper with the opinion of the EU Commission VAT Expert Group issued on 18 April 2018 on possible VAT implications of Transfer Pricing.
The paper contains also interesting examples which could be of interest for you. Continue reading


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OECD and EC release disparate recommendations on tax and the digitalisation of the economy


The OECD Inclusive Framework on BEPS (‘IF’, a group of 113 countries) issued its paper Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation – Interim Report 2018 (the ‘Report’) on 16 March, and held a public webcast to discuss its findings. This was followed by the European Commission’s (EC’s) recommendations for EU-wide adoption on similar topics, which were published on 21 March. Continue reading


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World Wide VAT 2017 – The international VAT forum


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Seven years ago, we launched our World Wide VAT forum with the aim of providing our clients with insights on the latest global trends in indirect taxation (VAT/GST/sales tax/excise taxes) and creating a platform where international business people dealing with the same indirect tax issues can meet. Continue reading


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Get Involved: EU Initiative Crowdfunding4Culture launches Public Discussion on Discuto.io


Billions of dollars have been raised through crowdfunding. Yet, the cultural and creative sectors haven’t caught up to use this new funding tool to its full potential. How can European policy and public authorities help to facilitate crowdfunding for creatives and cultural organisations? To answer that, Crowdfunding4Culture – an initiative by the European Commission – invites the public to vote and comment on 23 proposed policy actions. Continue reading


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EU – European Commission launches public consultation on the fight against VAT fraud


The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the fight against VAT fraud and administrative cooperation in the area of VAT. The consultation stems directly from the Commission’s VAT Action Plan, in which addressing the VAT gap and tackling VAT fraud received prominent attention. Continue reading