Customs: EU, China and Hong Kong agree to expand the Smart and Secure Trade Lanes (SSTL) Pilot Project
See also our web page on administrative cooperation.
VAT: A call for applications for the selection of members and observers in the VAT Expert group has been published.
See also the questions and answers.
See the list of consultations of the VAT Committee made by Member States and the list of guidelines agreed by the Committee.
Union Customs Code: 'Overview' e-learning module now in 21 languages and 14 new modules available in English
Fair Taxation: Commission welcomes agreement reached by Member States on new rules to tackle tax avoidance
Agenda includes Corporate tax avoidance, the Financial transaction tax and VAT
…also available from this home page (please click on the icon top right).
The EU_CDM is based on WCO standards and provides an instrument with UCC data requirements for future Customs Systems
VAT: The VAT Expert Group adopted an Opinion on the Action Plan on VAT – Creating a definitive regime.
See our new web section on cooperation between Member States for the enforcement of border controls.
See the press release.
See also the Q&A
Germany allows donations to foreign charities the same inheritance tax treatment as donations to German charities
A study on a portal's implications is ongoing. The survey asks potential users about the requirements/prioritisation of information points and functionalities.
Customs: The first module (UCC Overview) of the eLearning programme on the Union Customs Code is available
Tax transparency: Commission welcomes Member States' agreement on the automatic exchange of information on country-by-country reports (CbCR)...
of multinational companies, subject to UK parliamentary scrutiny.
Fighting tax evasion: The European Union and the Principality of Monaco initial new tax transparency agreement
Click on "list of VAT cross-border rulings".
VAT: EU Cross Border Ruling (CBR) project involves 18 Member States now that Ireland and Italy have joined
See information notice in 23 languages for detailed information on participating countries, conditions and procedure.
European Commission launches public consultation to identify ways to make life easier for businesses experiencing double taxation problems
VAT: Explanatory Notes on the place of supply rules for services connected with immovable property are now available in 23 official EU languages
State aid: Commission adopts three decisions requiring taxation of ports in the Netherlands, Belgium and France
See “VAT Committee”
Platform for Tax Good Governance: Commission publishes Call for applications for the selection of non-government members
Commission concludes Belgian "Excess Profit" tax scheme illegal; around €700 million to be recovered from 35 multinational companies
Union Customs Code: Commission Delegated Regulation and Implementing Regulation published in the EU Official Journal