Poland – Polish Supreme Administrative Court decision related to the VAT treatment of supplies of medical device equipment (judgment of 30 July 2020, no I FSK 2120/19)


The recently issued judgment of the Polish Supreme Administrative Court related to the VAT treatment of supplies of medical device equipment (judgment of 30 July 2020, no I FSK 2120/19) is of importance to the industry.

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EU – VAT treatment of telecom/mobile services. – non EU telecom providers maybe facing new VAT obligations – Case C 593/19


On 22 October 2020, an opinion of the Advocate General (AG) has been published in the case SK Telecom Co. Ltd. Vs  Finanzamt Graz-Stadt (Case C‑593/19). This case concerns the use and/or enjoyment rules for VAT in case of roaming services in a EU Member State.

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Norway – Installation lead to VAT registration obligation – current court decision


We experience that foreign Entrepreneurs believe that VAT in Norway on supplies of goods with installation can be handled by B2B customer on a reverse charge basis, similar to the VAT treatment in most EU countries. Sadly, since Norway is not a member of the EU, the reverse charge mechanism is not applicable, and the supplier will in most cases be obliged to register for VAT in Norway and charge Norwegian VAT to its customer.Read More »

Germany – direct supplies from another EU Member State to call-off stocks in Germany may be treated as a single supply of goods


In Brief

The German Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesfinanzministerium, or BMF) has amended the VAT Application Guidelines following two decisions in which the Federal Fiscal Court (Bundesfinanzhof, or BFH) held that, under certain circumstances, Read More »

Germany – decision by the German Supreme Tax Court according to which supplies carried out via call-off stocks may under certain conditions be considered as direct supplies


47331_web_r_by_marco_pixelio-deFederal Fiscal Court rejects tax authority opinion about VAT treatment of call-off stocks

In Brief
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. Read More »