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VAT Gap
EU countries lost almost €150 billion in Value-Added Tax (VAT) revenues in 2016, according to a new study published today by the European Commission.
Brussels proposes more flexibility over VAT rates
The European Commission proposed Thursday new rules which would give EU Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT) rates and to create a ...
EU finance ministers agree lower VAT for e-publications
Ministers agreed to allow EU states to apply reduced, 'super-reduced' or zero VAT rates to electronic publications Tuesday, thereby allowing alignment of VAT ...
EUR 160 billion VAT gap "unacceptable", says EU
EU Member States lost a staggering EUR 159.5 billion in uncollected VAT revenue in 2014, according to figures released by the European Commission on Tuesday in ...
VAT fraud costs the EU EUR 50 billion a year
EU countries lost almost EUR 150 billion in VAT revenues in 2016, of which EUR 50 bn went to the benefit of criminals, according to a new study published ...
Brussels launches new tool to crack down on VAT fraud
A new system to help EU countries crack down on VAT fraud, launched Wednesday by the European Commission, allows EU Member States to rapidly exchange and ...
EU to strengthen cross-border cooperation on VAT fraud
EU Finance Ministers today reached an agreement on a draft regulation which will enable EU member states to combine efforts in combating fraud with regard to ...
EUR 152 bn VAT gap points way to EU reform
The EU Commission published a report Thursday showing that EU Member States lost an estimated total of EUR 152 billion in VAT revenues in 2015, as it readies ...
EU looks to reduce VAT burden for online trade
A new system for VAT for digital products - the EU's response to distortions of the market and loss of revenue through the online economy - has attracted much ...
EU VAT reform to crack down on fraud
The EU Commission set out plans Wednesday for the biggest reform of EU VAT rules in a quarter of a century, hoping to crack down on an estimated EUR 50 billion ...
SMEs say no to Commission approach for definitive VAT system
In a position paper, UEAPME presents quite a negative assessment of the European Commission's proposal for the first steps towards a Single EU VAT system.
ECA special report No 13/2011 on whether the control of customs procedure 42 prevents and detects Value Added Tax (VAT) evasion
Customs procedure 42 is the regime an importer uses in order to obtain a VAT exemption when the imported goods will be transported to another Member State. In ...
Equality for VAT E-Invoices
New Directive 2010/45/EU sets out measures that ensure tax authorities accept electronic invoices under the same conditions as for paper invoices, and to ...
Member States in the European Union are losing billions of euros in value-added tax (VAT) revenues because of tax fraud and inadequate tax collection systems. ...
Billions lost in VAT Gap - study
An estimated EUR 193 billion in VAT revenues (1.5% of GDP) was lost due to non-compliance or non-collection in 2011, according to a new study on the VAT Gap in ...
Standard VAT Return
A new standard VAT return, which could cut costs for EU businesses by up to EUR 15 billion a year, is proposed by the European Commission. The aim of this ...
On 7 April 2016 the European Commission adopted an Action Plan on VAT - Towards a single EU VAT area. Following adoption of this Action Plan, the European ...
VAT for small businesses and setting VAT rates - background guide
The European Commission proposed on 18 January new rules to give EU Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT) rates and to create a better ...
Common system of VAT (the 'VAT Directive')
This Directive codifies the provisions implementing the common system of VAT, which applies to the production and distribution of goods and services bought and ...
VAT: Commission proposes new instrument for speedy response to fraud
The European Commission on 31 July adopted a proposal for a Quick Reaction Mechanism which would enable EU Member States to respond more swiftly and ...
The European Commission on 1 December launched a wide public consultation on how the EU’s Value Added Tax (VAT) system can be strengthened and improved, to the ...
Study to quantify and analyse the VAT Gap in the EU-27 Member States - final report
The study aims to understand the recent trends in the field of VAT collection better, by updating the VAT Gap estimates for 2000-2006 produced in the Reckon ...
The VAT Gap 2015 report
VAT revenue collection has failed to show significant improvement across EU Member States according to the latest figures released by the European Commission ...
VAT Gap questions & answers
EU Member States lost EUR 152 billion in 2015, according to a European Commission report, which the EU executive says shows there is urgent need for VAT reform.
This web page allows you to verify the validity of a VAT identification number issued by an EU Member State by specifying the VAT number you wish to validate, ...
VAT reform in the EU
The European Commission launched plans on 4 October 2017 for the biggest reform of EU VAT rules in a quarter of a century.
EU safeguards taxpayers' right to VAT refunds
The European Commission is to postpone the deadline for the submission of VAT refund requests related to 2009, to give more time to taxpayers to apply for VAT ...
Commission unveils upgrade for EU VAT system
Europe's VAT rules are to be made simpler, more fraud-proof and business-friendly as a result of European Commission plans to reboot the current EU VAT system.
EU VAT anti-fraud strategy
In order to improve the VAT management system and to protect EU Member States against VAT fraud, the European Commission proposes a review, with particular ...
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