Ankündigung v. 21.01.2022
Ankündigung v. 13.01.2022
Commission decides to extend customs and VAT waiver for imports of medical and protective equipment needed to fight the pandemic in 23 EU Member States.
On 2 December 2021, the Commission published its annual VAT Gap report which measures the overall difference between the expected VAT revenue and the amount actually collected in EU Member States.
On 7 December 2021, the Commission welcomed the agreement reached by EU Finance Ministers, at the meeting of the ECOFIN Council in Brussels, to update the current rules governing value added tax (VAT) rates for goods and services. The new legislation will provide governments with more flexibility in the rates they can apply and ensuring more equality between EU Member States. At the same time, the updated rules will bring VAT rules into line with EU priorities such as the fight against climate change, digitalisation, and public health protection.
New guidelines on VAT published. This includes guidelines on the threshold for taxable persons making supplies of intra-Community distance sales of goods and supplies of telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services to non-taxable persons.
The European Commission is launching a public consultation on a possible programme to allow the tax administrations of EU Member States to resolve together, in a preventive manner, cross-border tax issues faced by small and medium enterprises operating within the EU.
On 28 May, the EU’s new Fiscalis programme for 2021-2027 entered into force, following publication of the legal text in the Official Journal of the European Union.
On 1 May 2021, the European Commission Directorate General for Taxation and Customs (TAXUD) launched a new CusTax EU Learning Portal for tax and customs professionals. Capitalising on the opportunities of online learning, the Portal aims to build common expertise and improve professional skills among EU Economic Operators and their Customs representatives.