Taxation and Customs Union

All news items 2017

15/01/2019

Commission launches debate on reforming decision-making for areas of EU taxation policy, which currently requires unanimity among Member States.

08/01/2019

See “VAT Committee”

19/12/2018

European Commission publishes its annual report on the performance of EU Member States' tax systems.

17/12/2018

Maintenance of the suspension of autonomous duty rate of jet fuel

17/12/2018

Commission presented first report on automatic exchange of tax information to prevent tax evasion.

11/12/2018

New details on rules for e-commerce presented, including a new role for online marketplaces in the fight against tax fraud.

04/12/2018

The Council found Andorra and San Marino compliant with all its commitments.

19/11/2018

Total number of BTI decisions registered in the EBTI-3 system reaches 1 000 000

12/11/2018

Estimation methodologies on Missing Trader Intra Community (MTIC) fraud
 

06/11/2018

One country removed from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions

11/10/2018

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05/10/2018

Commission commits €5 million to support African customs authorities in implementing global rules and facilitating trade.

02/10/2018

Member States reach agreement on much-needed improvements to how Value Added Tax (VAT) works in the EU.

02/10/2018

Liechtenstein and Peru meet commitments, Palau removed from list of uncooperative jurisdictions

27/09/2018

EU customs seized over 31 million fake goods at EU borders in 2017

20/09/2018

EU Member States still losing almost €150 billion in revenues according to new figures

12/07/2018

Follow-up of the Action Plan on VAT: the Commission services have put together a Working Document which incorporates into the VAT Directive the text of Commission proposal COM(2018)329 with the technical amendments for a definitive VAT system

06/07/2018

See “VAT Committee”

22/06/2018

The Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached by EU Member States today on new tools to close loopholes in the EU's Value Added Tax (VAT) system.

13/06/2018

Tax revenues as a percentage of GDP grew slightly in 2016, according to new Commission study

12/06/2018

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to almost triple funding for migration and border management to €34.9 billion, as compared to €13 billion in the previous period.

08/06/2018

Boosting cooperation between tax and customs authorities for a safer and more prosperous EU

08/06/2018

Watch the event live online

25/05/2018

Economic and Financial Affairs Council of 25 May 2018

25/05/2018

Commission proposes update of rules governing alcohol excise duties

25/05/2018

Two countries removed from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions

25/05/2018

Council adopts transparency rules for tax intermediaries

25/05/2018

Commission proposes final technical measures to create a future fraud-proof EU VAT system

25/05/2018

On 25 May 2018, the Commission proposed a series of new rules on excise duties, covering both the general arrangements, and the excise duties on alcohol.

23/05/2018

Commission welcomes agreement on its proposal to tackle illicit cash flows

29/04/2018

New agreement between EU and New Zealand to create a more secure and trade-friendly environment

26/04/2018

New guidelines on VAT published - See “VAT Committee”

19/04/2018

The new MOSS Portal provides comprehensive and easily accessible information on VAT on telecom, broadcasting and e-services and explains how the MOSS (Mini One-Stop Shop) can be used to declare and pay VAT on these services.

04/04/2018

Fair Taxation Seminar in Riga, Latvia – on 19 April

21/03/2018

Commission proposes new measures to ensure that all companies pay fair tax in the EU

13/03/2018

Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 13/03/2018

13/03/2018

Three jurisdictions removed, three added to EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions

13/03/2018

Commission welcomes adoption of far-reaching new transparency rules for tax advisers in the EU

12/03/2018

Commission requests the UK to align rules regarding the VAT treatment of certain UK commodity markets

05/03/2018

Upgrade of the database for the Registration of Economic Operators (EORI2)

02/03/2018

Amendment of the UCC

31/01/2018

Impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in the area of customs and taxation

26/01/2018

26 January is International Customs Day! Read the statement by Stephen Quest, EU Commission's Director General for Taxation and Customs Union

25/01/2018

January infringements package: key decisions

23/01/2018

Eight jurisdictions removed from EU list

22/01/2018

Commission report on the implementation of the Union Customs Code

18/01/2018

Proposals for more flexibility on VAT rates and less red tape for small businesses

12/01/2018

Commission publishes report on excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco

17/12/2017

Commission reports on efficiency of administrative cooperation between tax authorities

10/12/2017

Scammers using the name of the European Commission

05/12/2017

Council adopts conclusions on the taxation of profits in the digital economy

23/11/2017

New portal launched to teach young Europeans about tax issues

22/11/2017

Euro area recommendation to fight aggressive tax planning

19/07/2017

Additional tax revenues could outweigh the costs of replacing the current Euromarker.

13/07/2017

New rules should clamp down on the illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods, often linked to terrorist financing and other criminal activity.

13/07/2017

Two infringement cases on Taxation matters, involving Bulgaria, Cyprus, Portugal and France.

27/06/2017

Watch the live webstream online.

16/05/2017

See the speech of Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis at the plenary session of the European Parliament.

18/04/2017

Participate in the study.

04/04/2017

Some simple steps to complete to benefit from preferential tariffs.

21/12/2016

A press release on the package of measures is available here.
 

16/12/2016

See “VAT Committee”

11/11/2016

The report and its associated tables can be downloaded here.

29/09/2016

See the taxation case (involving Poland).

06/09/2016

For more information see our dedicated web page with the fact sheet.

22/07/2016

See the two taxation cases (involving Austria).

11/07/2016

Commission will present  measures to enhance tax transparency and fight tax evasion/ tax avoidance. Formal adoption of 2016 country-specific recommendations is expected.

16/06/2016

Agenda includes Corporate tax avoidance, the Financial transaction tax and VAT

16/06/2016

…also available from this home page (please click on the icon top right).

31/05/2016

The EU_CDM is based on WCO standards and provides an instrument with UCC data requirements for future Customs Systems

18/03/2016

A study on a portal's implications is ongoing. The survey asks potential users about the requirements/prioritisation of information points and functionalities.

16/02/2016

Click on "list of VAT cross-border rulings".