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Customs: Businesses that have to lodge an entry summary declaration as of 1 January 2011 need an EORI number

22/12/2010

Non-EU traders can obtain  an EORI number  from the administration with which the company first deals with Customs in the EU. See the  contact list of customs administrationspdfChoose translations of the previous link  . 

Taxation: Removing cross-border tax obstacles for EU citizens Choose translations of the previous link 

20/12/2010

For further information see citizens' summarypdf(157 kB)Choose translations of the previous link  , Commission's Communication (COM/2010/769pdfChoose translations of the previous link  ) and the Staff Working Document (SEC/2010/1576pdfChoose translations of the previous link  ).

 

New version of TARIC online customs tariff data base

14/12/2010

For further information on TARIC see our web page.

 

EU Council of Ministers decides to maintain minimum standard rate of VAT

08/12/2010

See the Council press release on page 16. See also the conclusions on harmful tax competition on page 14.

 

EU Council of Ministers discussed VAT treatment of insurance and financial servicespdf

18/11/2010

See page 7. See also state of play of fighting tax fraud on page 9.

 

MEMO/10/579 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels 16 and 17 November 2010 Choose translations of the previous link 

16/11/2010

Agenda includes two proposals on the VAT treatment of insurance and financial services

 

Customs security: European Commission publishes new guidelines for import and export procedures...

12/11/2010

...as well as updated import and export scenarios, export fallback rules and faqs on entry summary declarations.

 

IP/10/1390 - European Commission sets out plans to strengthen the Single Market with measures to boost growth and enhance citizens’ rights Choose translations of the previous link 

27/10/2010

Measures on car registration tax and common tax base for businesses operating cross-border envisaged. See also MEMO/10/525Choose translations of the previous link  and MEMO/10/528Choose translations of the previous link  . 

EU Council agrees creation of Eurofisc anti-VAT fraud networkpdf

13/10/2010

For more information see the Regulation (EU Official Journal L 268pdf). 

IP/10/1298 - Commission outlines vision for taxing the financial sectorChoose translations of the previous link 

07/10/2010

For further information see the questions and answers (MEMO/10/477Choose translations of the previous link  ), the Commission Communication (COM/2010/549pdf(42 kB)Choose translations of the previous link  ) and the Staff Working Document (SEC/2010/1166pdf(189 kB)Choose translations of the previous link  ).  

European Commission launches survey on 'e-Commission initiative' 2006-2010

14/09/2010

It is about all Commission online services, including those for tax and customs.

 

Consultation on possible approaches to tackling cross-border inheritance tax obstacles within the EU

27/08/2010

The Commission published an external study and annex, which provides more information about the extent of cross-border inheritance tax problems. 

STAT/10/95 - Taxation trends in the European Union EU27 tax ratio fell to 39.3% of GDP in 2008 Steady decline in top corporate income tax rate since 2000 Choose translations of the previous link 

28/06/2010

The report's main results, full text with country chapters and tables, including revenue data by individual tax are available from our Taxation trends web page 

MEMO/10/238 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Luxembourg 7 and 8 June 2010 Choose translations of the previous link 

08/06/2010

The agenda includes Administrative cooperation in VAT; Code of Conduct on Business Taxation; and Coordination of tax policies - anti-abuse 

Commission opens public consultation on double taxation problems in the EU Choose translations of the previous link 

27/04/2010

For more information see our 'Taxation consultations' web page. All the documents are in 22 languages. 

Call for tender: Provision of services for common taxation and customs training ('B-TRAIN2').

26/04/2010

Corrigendum to the Contract notice: please see our webpage.  

IP/10/451 - Development aid and Millennium Development Goals: Commission calls Member States to get back on track for more and better aidChoose translations of the previous link 

21/04/2010

See also the  Communication (COM/2010/163pdfChoose translations of the previous link  ), the questions and answers on tax and development (MEMO/10/146Choose translations of the previous link  ), the questions and answers on the EU Action Plan (MEMO/10/147Choose translations of the previous link  ), and the Commission staff working document (SEC/2010/426pdfChoose translations of the previous link  ). 

New European Portal: Customs security procedures in a few clicks

19/04/2010

For further information see the press noticeChoose translations of the previous link  (6th item) and MEMO/10/135Choose translations of the previous link  . 

Call for tender: Provision of services for common taxation and customs training ('B-TRAIN2').

09/04/2010

The documents are available from our web page.
Please note that the internet address for access to the documents mentioned in the EU Official Journal (contract notice - section II.1.5 and section VI.3) is incorrect and will be corrected shortly.

 

Customs: Public consultation on Customs enforcement of intellectual property rights

25/03/2010

For more information see our 'Customs consultations' web page.

 

EU Council adopts Directives on VAT reverse charge, recovery of taxes and agrees on electronic VAT invoicingpdf

17/03/2010

For further information see the Council's press releasepdf (on pages 21 and 23).

 

Legislation in France, Austria and Ireland fixing minimum retail prices for cigarettes infringes European Union law, says EU Court of Justice

04/03/2010

Public health objectives can be attained by an increase in excise duty. For more information see the Court's press release (No 21/2010).

 

Three tax and customs eLearning courses now available in many new language versions

18/02/2010

See the EORI, SASP and VAT eLearning pages of our website.

 

MEMO/10/38 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 15 and 16 FebruaryChoose translations of the previous link 

15/02/2010

On the agenda: European Commissioner Šemeta will present his work programme to the Ministers.

 

Fourth Brussels Tax Forum, 1-2 March 2010

11/02/2010

Final programmepdf available. For more information see our web page.

 
 
29/01/2010
IP/10/99 - Success in the fight against counterfeiting: results of ASEM joint customs operation Choose translations of the previous link 

See also MEMO/10/23 Choose translations of the previous link 

29/01/2010
European Commission publishes Taxation Paper No 20 on 'The 2008 financial crisis and taxation policy'

See our website

28/01/2010
IP/10/94 - Direct taxes: The European Commission formally requests Belgium to change its provisions with regard to the higher taxation of dividends and interest received by foreign investment funds Choose translations of the previous link 
 
28/01/2010
IP/10/93 - Direct Taxation: Commission opens a new infringement procedure against Greece for failure to comply with a Court judgment concerning taxation of income from inbound dividends Choose translations of the previous link 
 
28/01/2010
IP/10/92 - Car taxation: The European Commission calls on Portugal to change its legislation on annual circulation tax on motor vehicles Choose translations of the previous link 
 
28/01/2010
IP/10/91 - Direct taxes: The European Commission formally requests Belgium to amend certain provisions on the taxation of dividends Choose translations of the previous link 
 
28/01/2010
IP/10/90 - VAT - Commission pursues infringement proceedings against Denmark regarding VAT exemptions Choose translations of the previous link 
 
28/01/2010
IP/10/85 - Direct Taxation: Commission requests Greece to amend its tax provisions on tax deductibility of certain categories of consumer expenditure Choose translations of the previous link 
 
28/01/2010
IP/10/84 - Direct taxes: The European Commission formally requests Spain to amend certain rules related to the appointment of fiscal representatives Choose translations of the previous link 
 
28/01/2010
IP/10/83 - Capital duty: The European Commission formally requests Spain to abolish its transfer tax on certain contributions of capital Choose translations of the previous link 
 
26/01/2010
Consolidated version of the VAT Directive (without legally binding value) published in the EUR-Lex data base

See the EUR-Lex data base

21/01/2010
Conference: Register for the fourth Brussels Tax Forum, 1-2 March 2010
 
20/01/2010
A seminar with one of the 2009 tax thesis award winners will take place on 25 January 2010 in Brussels

See the details on our dedicated web page

20/01/2010
Taxation: EU Council agrees on recovery of taxes and examines other anti-fraud measures

For further information see the Council press releasepdf (page 7 and 8) and our "Recovery" web page.

20/01/2010
VAT: The Table of Derogations updated as at 31 December 2009 is now available

See our dedicated web page

18/01/2010
MEMO/10/5 - Preparation of Eurogroup and Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 18 and 19 January 2010 Choose translations of the previous link 

The agenda includes anti-tax fraud measures: proposals for three Directives (Savings Tax; administrative co-operation; recovery), an agreement with Liechtenstein and mandates for agreements with other European countries.

13/01/2010
IP/10/14 - Commission authorises Hungarian fiscal aid for transport coordination Choose translations of the previous link 
 
05/01/2010
Customs: Codified version of Regulation setting up an EU system of reliefs from customs duty has applied since 1 January 2010

See the codified version in the EU Official Journalpdf