All news items 2014
Check our revamped page on 'Telecommunications, broadcasting & electronic services' with the updated Q&A.
“Removing cross-border tax obstacles”; Compliance costs; and the application and impact of the ‘Reverse Charge Mechanism’ within the EU VAT system.
Conference on “Corporate debt bias: Economic insights and Policy Options” on 23 and 24 February 2015 in Brussels
Registration is open until 6 February 2015.
Commissioner Vestager welcomes Luxembourg's decision to provide all information requested on tax rulings and patent boxes
See the statement under "Other news" and the Questions & Answers on VAT changes from 2015.
Contributions and summary report are now available on the consultation web page.
Reminder – New VAT rules for telecom, broadcasting and e-services enter into force on January 1st, 2015
See pages 7, 12-14 and 16-21 as well as Commissioner Moscovici's remarks.
Commissioner Moscovici welcomes Council agreement on measures against tax avoidance and unfair tax competition
Agreement on anti-abuse clause of Parent Subsidiary Directive and decision on mandatory exchange of tax information are expected.
Customs: Commissioner Moscovici welcomes Council support for risk management Strategy and Action Plan
Rules of origin: the value limits 2015 for the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean zone, the Republic of Moldova, Chile and Central America are online
The report of the second phase of the European Binding Tariff Information monitoring is published (French and German versions will be available soon)
Only tax authorities can handle registration of businesses and issue VAT numbers and this service is in principle free of charge.
See the taxation cases involving France and Romania.
IP/14/2138 - Taxation: Commission refers Ireland to the Court of Justice of the European Union for incorrect application of the rules on marked fuel
IP/14/2136 - Taxation: Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the European Union for discriminatory tax treatment applied to investments in non-resident companies
IP/14/2135 - Taxation: Commission refers Spain to the Court of Justice of the European Union for discriminatory tax treatment applied to investments in certain foreign bonds
IP/14/2134 - Taxation: Commission refers Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union on vehicle registration tax for leased or rented cars
Taxation: The results of the Consultation on the "Use of an EU Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)" are available
…and the 2014 "Report on Effective tax rates in an enlarged European Union".