VAT Expert Group
The VAT Expert Group assists and advises the European Commission on VAT matters.
The Communication on the future of VAT – Towards a simpler, more robust and efficient VAT system tailored to the single market (COM(2011) 851) adopted on 6 December 2011 set out an action programme for a broad reform of the EU VAT system. It indicated that exchanges of views between the Commission and stakeholders to carry out the measures listed in this Communication and on any possible legislative initiatives would be organised in a permanent, structured and transparent way.
On 26 June 2012, the Commission adopted Decision 2012/C 188/02 setting up a group of experts on value added tax, the VAT Expert Group.
On 28 June 2012, a call for applications for the selection of the members of the VAT Expert Group) was published.
The group is composed of individuals with the requisite expertise in the area of VAT and organisations representing in particular businesses and tax practitioners which can assist in the development and implementation of VAT policies. Members are appointed for a mandate of 2 years.
On 20 September 2012, the Director-General for Taxation and Customs Union appointed the members of the VAT Expert Group to serve for the next 2 years. This Decision was amended in March 2013.
The next call for applications is planned for the first half of 2014.
- See the list of members
The Chair can give observer status to certain individuals or organisations and, on a case-by-case basis, invite them to attend the meetings on issues deemed of particular interest to them.
To be given such a status, interested organisations or individuals are invited to indicate their interest to the Commission and provide it with the same information as that required in the Call for applications, including in particular their Transparency Register identification number.CIRCABC