Commission launches debate on reforming decision-making for areas of EU taxation policy, which currently requires unanimity among Member States.
See “VAT Committee”
European Commission publishes its annual report on the performance of EU Member States' tax systems.
Maintenance of the suspension of autonomous duty rate of jet fuel
Commission presented first report on automatic exchange of tax information to prevent tax evasion.
New details on rules for e-commerce presented, including a new role for online marketplaces in the fight against tax fraud.
The Council found Andorra and San Marino compliant with all its commitments.
Total number of BTI decisions registered in the EBTI-3 system reaches 1 000 000
Estimation methodologies on Missing Trader Intra Community (MTIC) fraud
One country removed from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions
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Commission commits €5 million to support African customs authorities in implementing global rules and facilitating trade.
Member States reach agreement on much-needed improvements to how Value Added Tax (VAT) works in the EU.
Liechtenstein and Peru meet commitments, Palau removed from list of uncooperative jurisdictions
EU customs seized over 31 million fake goods at EU borders in 2017
EU Member States still losing almost €150 billion in revenues according to new figures
See “VAT Committee”
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.
Tax revenues as a percentage of GDP grew slightly in 2016, according to new Commission study
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.
Boosting cooperation between tax and customs authorities for a safer and more prosperous EU
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Economic and Financial Affairs Council of 25 May 2018
Commission proposes update of rules governing alcohol excise duties
Two countries removed from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions
Council adopts transparency rules for tax intermediaries
Commission proposes final technical measures to create a future fraud-proof EU VAT system
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.
Commission welcomes agreement on its proposal to tackle illicit cash flows
New agreement between EU and New Zealand to create a more secure and trade-friendly environment
New guidelines on VAT published - See “VAT Committee”
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.
Fair Taxation Seminar in Riga, Latvia – on 19 April
Commission proposes new measures to ensure that all companies pay fair tax in the EU
Economic and Financial Affairs Council, 13/03/2018
Three jurisdictions removed, three added to EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions
Commission welcomes adoption of far-reaching new transparency rules for tax advisers in the EU
Commission requests the UK to align rules regarding the VAT treatment of certain UK commodity markets
Upgrade of the database for the Registration of Economic Operators (EORI2)
Amendment of the UCC
Impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in the area of customs and taxation
26 January is International Customs Day! Read the statement by Stephen Quest, EU Commission's Director General for Taxation and Customs Union
January infringements package: key decisions
Eight jurisdictions removed from EU list
Commission report on the implementation of the Union Customs Code
Proposals for more flexibility on VAT rates and less red tape for small businesses
Commission publishes report on excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco
Commission reports on efficiency of administrative cooperation between tax authorities
Scammers using the name of the European Commission
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Council adopts conclusions on the taxation of profits in the digital economy
New portal launched to teach young Europeans about tax issues
Euro area recommendation to fight aggressive tax planning
Additional tax revenues could outweigh the costs of replacing the current Euromarker.
New rules should clamp down on the illegal import and trafficking of cultural goods, often linked to terrorist financing and other criminal activity.
Two infringement cases on Taxation matters, involving Bulgaria, Cyprus, Portugal and France.
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See the speech of Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis at the plenary session of the European Parliament.
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Some simple steps to complete to benefit from preferential tariffs.
A press release on the package of measures is available here.
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The report and its associated tables can be downloaded here.
See the taxation case (involving Poland).
See also our dedicated web page.
Taxation current issues are on the agenda.
For more information see our dedicated web page with the fact sheet.
See the two taxation cases (involving Austria).
See also our web page on administrative cooperation.
See also the questions and answers.
Agenda includes Corporate tax avoidance, the Financial transaction tax and VAT
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The EU_CDM is based on WCO standards and provides an instrument with UCC data requirements for future Customs Systems
See the press release.
See also the Q&A
A study on a portal's implications is ongoing. The survey asks potential users about the requirements/prioritisation of information points and functionalities.
of multinational companies, subject to UK parliamentary scrutiny.
Click on "list of VAT cross-border rulings".