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Customs: Have your say on Binding Tariff Information!pdfChoose translations of the previous link 

11/04/2014

The survey is open until 25th April, 2014.

 

IP/14/416 – Taxation: Reinforcing the Single Market for citizens

10/04/2014

For more details on the two consultations and the new expert group see our web pages.

 

Customs: The 'Suspensions in preparation' for 1 July 2014 are now available online

09/04/2014

This enables interested businesses and organisations to contact national customs services in good time.

 

EU customs policy: achievements and way forward

08/04/2014

Commissioner Šemeta on the state of play towards the end of his mandate.

 

EU tax policy: achievements and way forward

08/04/2014

Commissioner Šemeta on the state of play towards the end of his mandate.

 

MEMO/14/241 – March infringements package: main decisions

28/03/2014

See the taxation case involving Ireland on page 5.

 

Public consultation: 'Review of existing VAT legislation on public bodies and tax exemptions in the public interest'

28/03/2014

The consultation period expires on 25 April 2014. Please make sure that your contribution will be submitted in time.

 

European Council agrees on the revised directive on taxation of savings

21/03/2014

See 10th paragraph of President Barroso's s remarks. See also President Van Rompuy's statementpdf.

 

EU Council discussed the Savings Tax Directive and adopted decisions on tax…pdf

12/03/2014

… regarding France and Portugal. See pages 8 and 14-15, and Commissioner Šemeta's statement.

 

Financial Transaction Tax: the state of play, the implications and the legal situation

05/03/2014

See the new presentation (2013 proposal), the speech under 'The way ahead', the new 'FTT/compliance' section and the 'trend analysis' under Background.

 

Excise duties: the rates have been updated to 1st January 2014

05/03/2014

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

 

EU Commissioner Šemeta welcomes G20 Finance Ministers' agreement on global tax transparency standard

24/02/2014

See also our web page and video in 23 languages on the fight against tax fraud and tax evasion.

 

MEMO/14/116 - February infringements package: main decisions

20/02/2014

See the taxation case involving Luxembourg on page 7.

 

Tax Fraud: Commission looks at how VAT collection and administrative cooperation can be improved

12/02/2014

See under 'Other news'. The full texts of the reports (COM/2014/69 and 71) are online.

 

EU Tax policy and Competition policy – A complementary approach to fair taxation

11/02/2014

Read EU Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta's speech.

 

VAT: practical guidelines for businesses on 2015 rules are now available in 27 languages

07/02/2014

All EU official languages are covered as well as Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

 

Financial Transaction Tax: Time to engage, compromise and deliver

05/02/2014

Read the speech by Commissioner Šemeta. See our dedicated page for background information.

 

MEMO/14/56 - Preparation of Economic and Finance Ministers Council, Brussels, 28 January

24/01/2014

The Greek Presidency of the Council will present its work programme, which includes a number of tax issues.

 

The closing date of the consultation on VAT and public bodies has been postponed to 25 April 2014…

24/01/2014

…and the consultation paper is now available in all official EU languages.

 

MEMO/14/36 - January infringements package: main decisions

23/01/2014

See the taxation cases involving Belgium and Portugal.

 

Legal certainty on VAT regime for cross border transactions: VAT cross border rulings extended…

22/01/2014

…for another year and one EU country – Finland – added to the list of participants. See 9th item under Other news.