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Commission publishes practical guidelines for businesses on new VAT rules

29/10/2013

European Press release Brussels, 29 October 2013 Commission The Commission has today published practical guidelines to prepare businesses for the new VAT rules for telecoms and e-services, which will enter into force in 2015.

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Speaking Points on Standard VAT Return

23/10/2013

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Press conference Brussels, 23 October 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am very pleased to present to you today a proposal which will have a radical effect on the cost and simplicity of doing business in...

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Standard VAT Return: Frequently asked questions

23/10/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 October 2013 (IP/13/988) What is a VAT declaration? A VAT return, or VAT declaration, is a document in which a taxpayer summarises its operations for a given period (month, quarter or year) to inform the tax administration of how much VAT he has to pay...

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Standard VAT Return: Easing life for businesses and improving tax compliance

23/10/2013

European Commission Press release Bruxelles, 23 October 2013 A new standard VAT return, which can cut costs for EU businesses by up to €15 billion a year, has been proposed by the Commission today. The aim of this initiative is to slash red-tape for businesses, ease tax compliance and make...

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EU and China to hold high-level economic and trade talks

22/10/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 October 2013 The European Commission and the Chinese Government will continue their close working relationship with the fourth High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue (HED) taking place on 24 October in Brussels.

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Taxing the Digital Economy: Commission creates Expert Group to guide EU approach

22/10/2013

European Commission Press release Brussels, 22 October 2013 "Today's tax systems were conceived in a pre-computer age. So it is no surprise that they often clash with the modern, digital economy. Taxation must not be an obstacle to all that is good about the digital revolution.

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October infringements package: main decisions

17/10/2013

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 17 October 2013 October October In its monthly package of infringement decisions, the European Commission is pursuing legal action against Member States for failing to comply properly with their obligations under EU law.

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Speech: Economic governance after the crisis in the EU: what's next?

17/10/2013

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraud Speech: Inter-parliamentary Conference on the European Semester/ Vilnius, 17 October 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, Firstly, I would like to thank my friends from the Lithuanian Parliament and the Presidency for hosting this event.

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Speech - Digital Taxation: An EU reflection in a global context

09/10/2013

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraudSpeech - Seminar on digital economy Paris, 9 October 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be here in Paris to discuss what I believe is one of the most pressing issues facing...

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Speech - Europe at a crossroad

03/10/2013

European Commission Algirdas Šemeta Commissioner responsible for Taxation and Customs Union, Statistics, Audit and Anti-fraudSpeech - College of Europe / Bruges, 3 October 2013 Dear Students, It is an honour to be here today to speak at this distinguished college.

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