Activities in the tax field
The yearly reports on activities in the tax field provide a comprehensive overview of legislative and non-legislative measures taken by the Commission.
Risk management guide
|Compliance Risk Management Guide for tax administrations||
A Guide on Compliance Risk Management for tax administrations has been developed as an update to the 2006 Risk Management Guide. It was made by tax officials for tax officials, both policy makers and operational staff. It is the outcome of work undertaken by the Fiscalis Risk Management Platform group since 2008.
These blueprints, drafted jointly by experts of the Commission and EU member states, are practical guidelines laying down clear criteria based on EU best practice, against which a fiscal administration can measure its own operational capacity. They can be used to analyse gaps between the existing situation in individual countries and the blueprint standards. Thus they provide a basis for plans to undertake tax reforms as well as preparations for compliance with international rules and standards.
|Table of derogations in force||On the basis of Article 395 of Directive 2006/112, Member States may be authorised to derogate from the common VAT rules to simplify the procedure for charging the tax or to prevent certain types of tax evasion or avoidance.|
|Table of the main deadlines for VAT rates||
Information document set up following the ECOFIN meeting of 16/11/2004
|VAT rates applicable in the EU Member States||
The information document contains the VAT rates applicable in the 25 EU Member States.
|VAT in the European Union||
These country-specific documents contain basic information on the application of VAT in the Member States of the European Union for the use by administrations, business, information networks, etc.
|Excise duty rates||
The excise duty rates applicable in the Member States of the European Union are contained in three separate information documents: