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Reminder: the European Customs Information Portal (ECIP) will not be updated any longer

23/12/2013

It will be closed down on 31 December 2013 and remain available as an archive as from 3 January 2014.

 

EU Council of ministers discussed taxation of savings interest, adopted conclusions on the Code of Conduct on business taxation…pdf

11/12/2013

…and endorsed two reports on tax issues. See pages 7, 8, 20 and 21. 

 

New eLearning course on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR)

11/12/2013

See also the new legislation due to come into force on 1st January, 2014. 

 

MEMO/13/1101 - Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 10 December

09/12/2013

Taxation of savings income and reports on coordination of tax policies, fighting tax evasion/ aggressive tax planning are on the agenda.

 

MEMO/13/1005 – November infringements package: main decisions

20/11/2013

See the taxation cases involving Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy and Latvia.

 

Taxation: EU Council of Ministers has authorised VAT derogations for six Member Statespdf

18/11/2013

See the Council press release on pages 22-23. See also pages 8 and 10 for discussions on savings taxation and standard VAT return.

 

Annual Growth Survey 2014: implementation of country-specific recommendationspdfChoose translations of the previous link 

14/11/2013

Tax aspects are under 'Public finances', 'Competitiveness and growth' or 'Employment and/or social policy'.

 

The Annual Growth Survey 2014 is availablepdfChoose translations of the previous link 

13/11/2013

Taxation is part of the process. See also IP/13/1064 and MEMO/13/979 on the EU's economic governance.

 

MEMO/13/982 - Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 15 November

13/11/2013

Taxation of savings income and Standard VAT declaration are on the agenda.

 

The European Customs Information Portal (ECIP) will be closed down on 31 December 2013…

05/11/2013

But it will still be available as a web archive. Part of the content will be transferred to our website's 'Customs' section.

 

New Taxation papers: No 39 on 'Recent Reforms of Tax Systems in the EU: Good and Bad News'…

30/10/2013

 … and No 37 on 'Tax Reforms and the Capital Structure of Banks'.

 

MEMO/13/907 – October infringements package : main decisions

17/10/2013

See the taxation cases involving France and Belgium.

 

The annual report 'Tax Reforms in EU Member States' is publishedpdf

08/10/2013

The report is available from our website as 'Taxation Paper No 38'.

 

MEMO/13/820 – September infringements package: main decisions

26/09/2013

See the taxation cases involving Belgium and Romania.

 

MEMO/13/810 - Gibraltar: European Commission sends a technical fact finding mission

24/09/2013

Customs controls are one of the areas to be assessed.

 

IP/13/844 – Fight against fraud: new study confirms billions lost in VAT gap

19/09/2013

See also the frequently asked questions (MEMO/13/800).

 

Brussels Tax Forum 2013: 'An efficient VAT system', 18 November 2013

25/07/2013

Registrations will be open from the end of September.

 

Excise duties: the rates and receipts have been updated to 1st July 2013

23/07/2013

Please click on "Rates" for each category of products (Alcohol; Tobacco; and Energy products).

 

EU Council issues country-specific recommendations on economic and employment policiespdf

09/07/2013

Taxation is one of the policy areas covered

 

MEMO/13/662 - Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 9 July

08/07/2013

On the agenda: Lithuanian Presidency Work Programme, preparation of G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers of 19-20 July and Country-Specific Recommendations.

 

MEMO/13/629 - Croatia's accession to the European Union – questions and answers

28/06/2013

See in particular the questions on customs, trade in goods and VAT.

 

EU Council of Ministers agreed amended VAT rules on the place of supply of some services…pdf

24/06/2013

…and discussed combating direct tax fraud, the Code of conduct for business taxation, and energy taxation. See pages 14 to 17.

 

MEMO/13/585 - Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Luxembourg, 21 June

20/06/2013

On the agenda: Tax fraud and tax evasion, VAT fraud, VAT on e-services and two tax reports for the European Council.

 

MEMO/13/583 – June infringements package: main decisions

20/06/2013

See the taxation cases involving Greece, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

 

Statement by President Barroso at the G8 Pre-Summit press conference

17/06/2013

"…this summit is about fairness in the way taxes are paid by individuals and by companies".

 

IP/13/535 - The European Union at the G8 summit in Lough Erne (UK) on 17-18 June 2013

14/06/2013

The fight against tax evasion and tax fraud is on the agenda. See also MEMO/13/551 (2) Taxation).

 

MEMO 13/527 - Customs: Commissioner Šemeta welcomes EP vote on Intellectual Property Rights Regulation

11/06/2013

See also the frequently asked questions on customs enforcement of intellectual property rights (MEMO/13/526).

 

New Taxation papers: No 36 on 'the Impacts of Fiscal Devaluation' and…

28/05/2013

No 35 on 'The marginal cost of public funds in the EU: the case of labour versus green taxes'.

 

European Council conclusions on Tax fraud and tax evasion

23/05/2013

See pages 6 to 8. See also President Barroso's speech following the meeting.

 

Speech by President Barroso on the preparations of the European Council of 22 May

21/05/2013

Tax fraud and tax evasion are on the agenda.

 

EU Council of Ministers adopts conclusions on tax evasion and tax fraud

15/05/2013

See also President Barroso's call for progress at the 22 May European Council.

 

MEMO 13/421 - Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 14 May

13/05/2013

Fighting tax fraud and tax evasion is on the agenda, as well as the Fiscalis 2020 Programme.

 

MEMO/13/375 - April infringements package: main decisions

25/04/2013

See the taxation case (reasoned opinion) involving Denmark.

 

The new Annual Work Programmes for Customs 2013…Choose translations of the previous link 

27/03/2013

… and Fiscalis 2013 are now available.

 

EU Council discussed fighting VAT fraud and authorised a VAT derogation for the Netherlandspdf

06/03/2013

See the Council press release on pages 8-9 and 18.

 

MEMO/13/159 - Preparation of the Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels 5 March

01/03/2013

The Quick reaction Mechanism for fighting VAT fraud is on the agenda.

 

Customs: updated information for EU importers for imports from Israel into the EU

01/03/2013

See the new list of relevant postal codespdf that follows the new Israeli postal code system.

 

MEMO/13/122 - February infringements package: main decisions

21/02/2013

See the taxation cases (reasoned opinions) involving Belgium, Poland, Romania and Spain.

 

IP/13/115 - Financial Transaction Tax under Enhanced Cooperation: Commission sets out the details

14/02/2013

See also the questions and answers (MEMO/13/98) and the proposal (COM/2013/71).

 

IP/13/111 - Safer products and a level playing field in the internal market

13/02/2013

See also MEMO/13/93, particularly points 15b and 15e on the role of customs.

 

Customs: mutual recognition of EU and US trade partnership programmes – reciprocal implementation effective since 31 January 2013 pdf(362 kB)

06/02/2013

The questions and answers in the pdf document provide further information and guidance to economic operators (EU AEO and US C-TPAT members).

 

Conference on VAT in the public sector and exemptions in the public interestdoc

30/01/2013

17-19 April 2013, Venice Mestre (Italy). See the registration form on page 7 and read the related studies. Registration is subject to confirmation of acceptance to be sent after 15 March 2013.

 

MEMO/13/22 – January infringements package: main decisions

24/01/2013

See the taxation cases (reasoned opinions) involving DenmarkpdfChoose translations of the previous link  and Poland.

 

Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 22 January 2013

21/01/2013

Agenda includes the Irish Presidency's work programme, the Action Plan to strengthen the fight against tax fraud and tax evasion, and the Financial Transaction Tax.

 

By applying reduced rates of VAT beyond what is authorised under the VAT Directive, Spain has failed to fulfil its obligations under EU law…

17/01/2013

… according to the European Court of Justice. See the Court press release No 2/2013.

 

Taxation: the responses to the consultation on venture capital investment are now availablepdfChoose translations of the previous link 

14/01/2013

In order to read the "Responses" PDF Portfolio, you need the last version of Adobe Reader. It is freely available from http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html.

 

Taxation: Three studies just published

11/01/2013

Two are about company taxation and one on VAT in the public sector.