CFE Opinion Statement on the VAT Travel Agents Scheme Consultation

CFE Tax Advisers Europe has published an Opinion Statement responding to the European Commission Public Consultation on the special VAT scheme for travel agents. The CFE is of the view that there is a need to reform the TOMS scheme, for a number of reasons, including: ...

OECD Report: Taxing Virtual currencies

The OECD has published a report, with the participation of over 50 countries, which analyses the approaches and policy gaps across the main tax types (income, consumption and property taxes) in these countries in connection with virtual currencies. Taxing Virtual Currencies was prepared for presentation to the October 2020 meeting of...

Proposal to give the Commission implementing powers in the area of VAT

The Commission has launched a roadmap toward the publication of a proposal for turning the VAT Committee into a ‘comitology committee’ - this would enable the VAT Committee to, by qualified majority, oversee the adoption of implementing acts by the Commission in the field of VAT. The...

Explanatory notes on new VAT e-commerce rules published

On 30 September 2020, the Commission published Explanatory Notes on the new VAT e-commerce rules. The notes are intended at providing an explanation of the amendments to the legislation which will enter into effect as of 1 July 2020. They are based on the views of...

2020 VAT Gap forecast – a potential loss of €164 billion

The EU VAT Gap (the difference between expected revenues in EU Member States and the revenues actually collected) figures for 2020 forecast a potential loss of €164 billion in 2020 due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy. The 2020 VAT Gap Report...

VAT e-commerce rules postponed till July 2021

Further to the preliminary agreement reached on 24 June 2020 (See MIT News 25 June 2020), Council Decision amending Directives (EU) 2017/2455 and (EU) 2019/1995 as regards the dates of transposition and application in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Council Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2454...

Deferment of taxes – Update

The Office of the CfR has updated the guidelines concerning the deferral of certain taxes, one of the measures announced in March 2020 to assist businesses that suffered a significant downturn in their turnover as a result of the economic constraints arising from the coronavirus pandemic. The...

VAT e-commerce rules – agreement on delayed entry into force

Further to the Commission's proposal for the delay of the entry into force of the VAT e-commerce rules (see MIT News 10 May 2020), Member states' ambassadors to the EU reached a preliminary agreement on 24 June 2020 on postponing the application of the rules by six...

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