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 Commission requested input from business and other interested parties to inform legislative proposals the Commission will draft to simplify value-added taxes on cross-border e-commerce transactions in the EU. The Commission's legislative effort will be undertaken in connection with the Commission's Digital Single Market strategy and with the objective of reducing the administrative burden on businesses arising from different VAT regimes.
TEI's letter was prepared under the aegis of TEI's European Indirect Tax Committee, whose chair is Paula Regales. Pilar Mata, TEI Tax Counsel, coordinated the preparation of TEI's letter.