On June 5, 2014, TEI submitted a letter to the European Commission recommending areas where additional guidance would help businesses and tax authorities implement recent amendments to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 282/2011. The new rules for determining the place of supply for VAT purposes within the EU for sales of services connected with immovable property will take effect on January 1, 2017.
The letter was prepared under the aegis of TEI's European Indirect Tax Committee, whose chair is Jean-Francois Turgeon of Caterpillar SARL. Materially contributing to the development of TEI's comments were Karl-Heinz Haydl and Mark Hammond Giles, both of General Electric Company. Daniel B. De Jong, TEI Tax Counsel, coordinated the preparation of TEI's letter.