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#VAT: European book publishers welcome the adoption of the VAT action plan by the Commission

#VAT: European book publishers welcome the adoption of the VAT action plan by the Commission

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

On 7 April 2016, the European Commission adopted its Action Plan on Value Added Tax. The Action Plan includes a ‘Proposal for removing VAT obstacles to cross-border, e-commerce, e-publications’. Book publishers are investing important resources to offer the benefits of technological developments to their readers. They also invest in standardization, including through the ePub standard, […]

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#VATActionPlan: Commission presents measures to modernize VAT in EU

#VATActionPlan: Commission presents measures to modernize VAT in EU

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has presented an Action Plan setting out ways to reboot the current EU VAT system to make it simpler, more fraud-proof and business-friendly. The current VAT rules urgently need to be updated so they can better support the Single Market, facilitate cross-border trade and keep pace with today’s digital and mobile economy. […]

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#VATActionPlan: MEP Dodds says ‘EU will combat €40bn of revenue lost to VAT fraud every year’

#VATActionPlan: MEP Dodds says ‘EU will combat €40bn of revenue lost to VAT fraud every year’

MEP Anneliese Dodds of the UK, has spoken out about the future of the VAT Action Plan ahead of an announcement regarding its future on Thursday (7 April).  Dodds said: “This announcement means that George Osborne can finally end the abhorrent Tampon Tax as soon as 2017. By giving rate setting powers back to the […]

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#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

While heads of state and governments will try to work out the details of the EU-Turkey migration deal during the last European summit in Brussels on 17-18 March, parliamentary committees will also be dealing with migration issues this week. MEPs vote on proposals for relocation schemes for refugees and EU humanitarian visa and also asses […]

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#VATFraud: ‘Time to step up efforts’, say EU Auditors

#VATFraud: ‘Time to step up efforts’, say EU Auditors

The current EU system for fighting cross-border VAT fraud is not effective enough and is hampered by a lack of comparable data and indicators, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The EU has a battery of tools to fight against intra-Community VAT fraud, say the auditors, but some need to be […]

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The views of people with disabilities are relevant: Putting an end to tokenistic consultations

The views of people with disabilities are relevant: Putting an end to tokenistic consultations

Opinion by Inclusion Europe: The European Association of Societies of People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families   It is almost ironic. While the European Commission is busy developing and preparing for the imminent release of the draft European Accessibility Act and the Non-Discrimination Directive, the institution is breaking the very rules it is working so […]

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Taxation: Study confirms billions lost in VAT gap

Taxation: Study confirms billions lost in VAT gap

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

An estimated €177 billion in VAT revenues was lost due to non-compliance or non-collection in 2012, according to the latest VAT gap study published by the Commission today (23 October). This equates to 16% of total expected VAT revenue of 26 member states1. The VAT gap study sets out detailed data on the difference between […]

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