VAT news - November 2016

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London Business

Simplifying Cross-Border VAT Treatment

Gareth Bevan 24 November 2016 No comments

EU to Simplify and Harmonise the VAT treatment of Cross-Border Transactions The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) is responsible for EU policy on taxation issues. At its November meeting, ECOFIN adopted conclusions on improvements to the VAT rules for cross-border transactions. These are in response to particular issues raised when the European Commission’s Action Plan…

VAT rates for e-books

Update on EU plans for reduced VAT rates for e-books

Ryan Bevan 16 November 2016 No comments

  Further to the European Commission’s Action Plan on VAT a public consultation on reduced VAT rates for e-books and other electronically supplied publications was held earlier this year. The Commission has now published a report summarising the responses received. 862 responses were received in total. 50% were from readers, 251 responses were from businesses…