All news items 2013
Customs: The self-assessment questionnaire for Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) and its explanatory notes are now available in 20 languages
VAT: the results of the public consultation on the review of the existing legislation on reduced rates are now available
Go to 'View the contributions' or 'Results of consultation'.
Eurostat 68/2013 - Taxation trends in the European Union - The overall tax-to-GDP ratio in the EU27 up to 38.8% of GDP in 2011
See the details on our dedicated web page.
Car taxation: overview of taxation principles according to EU law (SWD/2012/429) now available in 22 languages
Spanish legislation which taxes unrealised capital gains on the transfer of the place of residence or of the assets of a company established in Spain to another Member State…
… is contrary to EU law, says the EU Court of Justice. See the Court's press release No 53/13.
See the taxation case (reasoned opinion) involving Denmark.
See the call for applications . Application deadline is 8 May 2013.
See pages 4 and 5.
MEMO/13/332 - Commissioner Šemeta on tax evasion: speaking points for the Economic and Finance Ministers Council
…and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy puts tax evasion on the agenda for 22 May meeting.
For background information see our website.
See 'Latest news'.
Rules of origin: EU/Colombia-Peru trade agreement provisionally applied between the EU and Peru since 1 March 2013
See the Council press release on pages 8-9 and 18.
The Quick reaction Mechanism for fighting VAT fraud is on the agenda.
See the new list of relevant postal codes that follows the new Israeli postal code system.
IP/13/154 - Fighting evasion: Commission launches consultations on EU Taxpayer's Code and EU Tax Identification Number
IP/13/137 - Taxation: Commission refers France and Luxembourg to the Court of Justice over reduced VAT rates on ebooks
IP/13/136 - Taxation: Commission refers Belgium to Court over discriminatory tax reduction for Walloon tax residents
See the taxation cases (reasoned opinions) involving Belgium, Poland, Romania and Spain.
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
The questions and answers in the pdf document provide further information and guidance to economic operators (EU AEO and US C-TPAT members).
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.
See the taxation cases (reasoned opinions) involving Denmark and Poland.
Drug precursors: Commission adopts proposal for a Council decision on the signing of an EU-Russia agreement
See our web page for background information.
The VAT rates applicable in the EU Member States as at 14 January 2013 are available from our website
By applying reduced rates of VAT beyond what is authorised under the VAT Directive, Spain has failed to fulfil its obligations under EU law…
… according to the European Court of Justice. See the Court press release No 2/2013.
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.
Two are about company taxation and one on VAT in the public sector.
See new addresses for the Czech Republic and Hungary.