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EU-Council agreed on four adjustments to EU’s current VAT rules


Pending introduction of the new VAT system, four short-term ‘quick fixes’ will be made regarding the VAT aspects of trade between the member states. Discussions are ongoing on a definitive VAT system to replace the current ‘transitional’ VAT arrangements, which have been applied since 1993. Continue reading

Intra-community supply exemption lost if customer concealed


The finance ministry has followed an ECJ and a Supreme Tax Court case in a decree refusing tax exemption on intra-community supplies to traders in breach of formalities, despite ability to demonstrate the actual delivery to a customer in another member state, if the trader has concealed the identity of his customer, thus facilitating a VAT fraud in the country concerned.

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