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EU Commission Green Lights Italy's Electronic Invoicing Plans

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, February 5, 2018

The European Commission has recommended that the EU Council approve a request from Italy to derogate from the VAT Directive in introducing a mandatory electronic invoicing obligation on all taxable persons established in Italy except exempt small firms. Read Full Story

 


EU Asks For Small Firms' Input On VAT Reform Plans

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The European Commission has asked for taxpayers' feedback in respect of its proposals to simplify value-added tax compliance for small enterprises, alongside the publication of its proposal for a Council Directive to amend the EU VAT Directive as regards the special scheme for small businesses. Read Full Story

 


EU Issues GDPR Tool For SMEs, Guidance For States

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The European Commission has newly launched an online tool to support citizens, businesses – and in particular small- and medium-sized firms – and other organizations to come to terms and comply with new data protection rules being introduced from May 25: the General Data Protection Regulation. Read Full Story

 


UK, Italy Taken To Task For EU Tax Law Infringements

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, January 26, 2018

The European Commission has asked Italy and the UK to bring their tax legislation into line with EU rules, as part of the latest infringement package. Read Full Story

 


EU Removes Jurisdictions From Tax Blacklist

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The EU has announced the removal of eight jurisdictions from its tax blacklist. Read Full Story

 


EU Shelves Plan To Amend Tobacco Tax Directive

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, January 19, 2018

Following a review initiated in March 2016, the European Commission has recommended that no changes be made to the EU Directive governing the taxation of tobacco products. Read Full Story

 


Moscovici Discusses EU's Shrinking Tax Blacklist

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, January 19, 2018

EU Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has said it is a positive thing that some of the countries on the EU's black list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions have made commitments to change their tax laws. Read Full Story

 


EU To Ease VAT Rules On Rates, SMEs

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, January 19, 2018

The EU has unveiled plans to give member states greater power to vary VAT rates and to relax VAT rules for small businesses. Read Full Story

 


Varadkar Against Unilateral EU Action On Tax

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said that the EU "should not give advantages" to its competitors by "acting unilaterally" on tax. Read Full Story

 


EDF Dealt Billion Dollar Blow In Latest EU Tax Court Ruling

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The General Court of the European Union has ruled that EDF, the energy company, was right to repay unlawful state aid granted to it by the French state, bringing to a close a long-running case dating back to 2003. Read Full Story

 

 

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