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EU Tax News

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Date24 Nov 2017
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OECD’s Secretary-General calls for collective action on digital taxation Angel Gurria, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General has requested a collective effort on the design of temporary,...
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EU e-Commerce NEWS

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Date26 Oct 2017
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e-Commerce has evolved rapidly as consumers’ appetite for simple and instant buying continues to grow. This means that regulators have been struggling to keep pace with these advancements. In particular...
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EU VAT Gap

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Date17 Oct 2017
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The EU recently announced the latest analysis of missing EU VAT (the ’VAT Gap’) from fraud, bankruptcies and poor administration, has fallen to €151.5 billion in 2015, comparing to €160...
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The EU is moving forward with digital company tax plans

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Date12 Oct 2017
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On 16th September, 2017, in Tallinn, Estonia, the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) met to discuss ways to confront international tax challenges posed by the digital economy. (Mr...
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e-Commerce platforms could be liable for VAT fraud proposes the EU

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Date03 Oct 2017
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The EU is continuing with suggestions to enforce obligations to online marketplaces for VAT fraud committed by non-EU merchants on their e-Commerce platforms. This move will endeavour to tackle over...
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EU digital turnover tax – VAT in disguise?

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Date26 Sep 2017
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The European Union (EU) finance minister recently reviewed a proposal to tax U.S. digital groups’ revenue based on the location of their consumers. Nonetheless, such a turnover tax may transgress...
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Decision from ECJ regarding penalties on reverse charge VAT

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Date06 Jun 2017
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The ECJ gave its decision in the Farkas case (C-564/15), following the opinion published last November by the advocate general. The powers of Member States after this judgement have been...
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e-Book VAT reduction backed by EU committee

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Date22 May 2017
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An important EU Parliamentary committee has voted to back the European Commission (EC) suggestions to decrease VAT on electronic books to the same rates as their paper equivalent. The full...
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OECD – International VAT/GST Guidelines

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Date09 May 2017
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Recently the OECD VAT/GST Guidelines established further validation at the 4th OECD Global Forum on VAT. These guidelines make available a wide-ranging structure of standards and principles for countries around...
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