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On 30 September 2015 the French government presented the draft of the Finance Act for 2016. The most interesting piece seems to be reduction of the VAT threshold for distance sales made in France by a supplier established in another EU Member State from EUR 100’000 to EUR 35’000 (article 3 of the Bill).
This needs to be confirmed as the draft will be discussed in the coming months.
For further details please contact my colleague from PwC Geneva: Patricia More / email@example.com / +41 58 792 9507
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2015 seems to start with book related VAT news in the EU. After the ECJ’s judgment in the K Oy case (C-219/13), the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court (“SAC”) delivered its ruling at the end of December. Continue reading →
The Italian Parliament passed the 2015 Finance Law on 22 December, which applies the 4% VAT rate to e-books as of 1 January 2015. According to the legislation any publication that is identified by an ISBN code (International Standard Book Number) and transmitted through any physical or electronic means, should be considered as a book and, as a result, subject to the 4% reduced VAT rate. Continue reading →