For the purposes of establishing whether an VAT-exempt intra-Community supply had been made, where other evidence exists establishing that the motor vehicles had been sent to their destination in the other EU country, the assumption of the absence of documentary evidence could not contradict such other evidence.
The proof of the customer’s entrepreneurial status resulting from the VAT ID number cannot be refuted by the mere assumption of a letterbox address. Continue reading
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
The ECJ held that an exempt intra-community supply should not be taxable merely because of a missing VAT registration No. where there is no suggestion of evasion and the other conditions for exemption are fulfilled. Continue reading
Both VAT senates of the Supreme Tax Court have held that a VAT-free purchase by a trader giving a German VAT ID No. for goods delivered elsewhere is taxable without a corresponding input tax deduction.
The Supreme Tax Court has turned to the ECJ with a preliminary question on the Sixth Directive requirement for the VAT ID of the immediate non-community customer of goods delivered to an EU end user.