EUROPEAN INDIRECT TAX

The European Indirect Tax Committee covers all matters related to European indirect taxation—e.g., value-added taxes and customs—and sets TEI’s indirect tax advocacy agenda with multilateral bodies, such as the European Commission and OECD.

The Committee regularly comments on legislative and administrative proposals regarding indirect taxes and coordinates formal and informal meetings with governmental officials to discuss recent initiatives regarding indirect taxes. Committee members also represent TEI on the European Commission’s VAT Expert Group and VAT Forum, which provides TEI with the unique opportunity to participate in a global discussion of issues important to the indirect tax community.

On July 28, 2017, TEI filed a letter with the Spanish Tax Agency addressing Ministerial Order HFP/417/2017 of 12 May 2017 (Order), which contains the legal and technical requirements for maintaining…
On March 19, 2017, TEI filed a response to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on the Definitive VAT System for Business to Business (B2B) Intra-EU Transactions on Goods (Consultation). …
On March 17, 2017, TEI filed a response to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on the Reform of VAT Rates.  The Consultation sought stakeholders’ views regarding the proper balance between…
On May 24, 2016, TEI submitted a letter to European Union Member States urging them to reject the Czech Republic and Austria's request for permission to introduce a pilot program implementing a…
On December 18, 2015, TEI submitted a letter to the Council of the European Union urging it to adopt revised rules setting out the value-added tax treatment for vouchers. The European Commission…
On December 18, 2015, TEI submitted a letter responding to the European Commission's Public Consultation on the modernization of VAT on cross border e-commerce transactions in the European Union. The…
On September 29, 2015, TEI submitted comments to the Japanese Ministry of Finance regarding proposed changes to Japan's taxation of cross-border supplies of services, as most recently articulated in…
On February 19, 2015, TEI submitted comments to the OECD regarding two new draft elements of the International VAT/GST Guidelines, entitled Guidelines on Place of Taxation for Business-to-Consumer…
On December 15, 2014, TEI submitted a letter to the European Commission discussing the significant challenges businesses face when implementing VAT rate changes. The letter also recommends the…
On October 29, 2014, TEI submitted a letter to the Japanese Ministry of Finance responding to a number of Japanese Consumption Tax proposals that would affect foreign-based suppliers of electronic…
On July 14, 2014, TEI submitted a letter to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) addressing new rules affecting foreign-based supplies of electronic services. The letter identified several areas…
On July 14, 2014, TEI submitted a letter to the South African Revenue Service (SARS) addressing new rules affecting foreign-based supplies of electronic services. The letter identified several areas…
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