IP/18/185  18-01-2018 - VAT: More flexibility on VAT rates, less red tape for small businesses 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 January 2018 *Updated to reflect the officially approved Commission translation* The European Commission has today proposed new rules to give Member States more flexibility to set Value Added Tax (VAT) rates and to create a better tax environment to help SMEs flourish.
MEMO/18/186  18-01-2018 - Questions and Answers on the VAT package 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 18 January 2018 I. GENERAL QUESTIONS Why do we need these reforms? Today's proposals build on the Commission's 2016 VAT Action Plan which aims to broadly overhaul current rules, establishing a robust single European VAT area fit for an increasingly globalised world.
IP/17/5193  11-12-2017 - Capital Markets Union: Commission announces new tax guidelines to make life easier for cross-border investors 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 11 December 2017 The Commission has today put forward new guidelines on withholding taxes to help Member States reduce costs and simplify procedures for cross-border investors in the EU.
IP/17/4776  07-12-2017 - Taxation: Commission refers Austria to the Court of Justice over the VAT treatment of resale rights of works of art 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 December 2017 The European Commission has decided to refer Austria to the Court of Justice of the EU for incorrectly applying Value Added Tax (VAT) to royalty payments paid to artists for the resale of works of art.
IP/17/5121  05-12-2017 - Fair Taxation: EU publishes list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 December 2017 The first ever EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions has been agreed today by the Finance Ministers of EU Member States during their meeting in Brussels.
IP/17/4404  05-12-2017 - VAT: Commission welcomes agreement on simpler and more efficient rules for businesses that sell goods online 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 5 December 2017 The Commission welcomes today's agreement on a series of measures to improve how VAT works for online companies in the EU. The new system will make it easier for consumers and businesses, in particular start-ups and SMEs, to buy and sell...
MEMO/17/5122  05-12-2017 - Questions and Answers on the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 5 December 2017 Questions and Answers on the EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions Updated on 6 December to remove Georgia from the jurisdictions who need to improve transparency standards. Georgia was included under this category in error.
IP/17/4946  30-11-2017 - Fair Taxation: Commission proposes new tools to combat VAT fraud 
European Commission - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 November 2017 The European Commission has today unveiled new tools to make the EU's Value Added Tax (VAT) system more fraud-proof and close loopholes which can lead to large-scale VAT fraud.
MEMO/17/4948  30-11-2017 - Questions and Answers on the VAT proposal for administrative cooperation 
European Commission - European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 30 November 2017 Why are you making this proposal? The Commission has repeatedly voiced concern at the level of VAT fraud currently taking place in the EU. Recent revelations of large-scale VAT evasion by wealthy individuals as part of the Paradise Papers and reports...
SPEECH/17/5048  30-11-2017 - Commissioner Pierre Moscovici's introductory remarks on VAT Administrative Cooperation and the forthcoming EU list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions 
European Commission - European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Brussels, 30 November 2017 Bonjour à toutes et à tous, Je viens vous présenter aujourd'hui l'acte 2 de la vaste réforme du système européen de TVA que j'ai lancé le mois dernier: le renforcement de la coopération administrative en matière de fraude...