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September infringements package: main decisions

26/09/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 26 September 2013 September September CLIMATE ACTION EMPLOYMENT & social affairs ENERGY ENTREPRISE ENVIRONMENT HEALTH & CONSUMER POLICY INTERNAL MARKET & SERVICES JUSTICE TAXATION & CUSTOMS UNION TRANSPORT AT     1   1           BE 1          ...

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Taxation: Commission refers Poland to Court over reduced VAT rate for medical and fire protection goods

26/09/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 September 2013 The European Commission has decided to refer Poland to the EU Court of Justice for the illegal application of a reduced VAT rate to general medical equipment and pharmaceutical products.

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Taxation: Commission refers Belgium to Court over discriminatory inheritance tax provisions

26/09/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 September 2013 The European Commission has decided to refer Belgium to the EU Court of Justice over tax rules in the Walloon Region that are discriminatory and in breach of EU rules on the free movement of capital.

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Fight against fraud: new study confirms billions lost in VAT Gap

19/09/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 September 2013 An estimated €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 Member States.

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VAT Gap: Frequently asked questions

19/09/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 19 September 2013 What is VAT? VAT is a consumption tax, charged on most goods and services traded for use or consumption in the EU. It is levied on the "value added" to the product at each stage of production and distribution.

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Customs: Commissioner Šemeta welcomes EP vote to complete the modernization of Customs

11/09/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 11 September 2013 Algirdas Šemeta, Commissioner responsible for Customs, has warmly welcomed the adoption of the Union Customs Code by the European Parliament today. "The Customs Union is the quiet success story of the EU.

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