The European Commission has launched a public consultation in the form of a "Green Paper on the future of VAT" which provides for a broad debate on the evaluation of the current VAT system and the way forward. Views on this matter are welcome from all stakeholders, including citizens, organisations and public authorities.
The VAT system of EU Member States is based on legislation adopted at EU level and applied at national level. The Green Paper aims at addressing shortcomings of the current system and at strengthening its coherence with the Single Market. The consultation will close on 31 May 2011.
The following links give access to the consultation documents: English