European Union

TEI Comments on the European Commission’s Digital Economy Tax Proposals

On May 15, TEI submitted comments regarding the European Commission’s proposals to define the concept of a “significant digital presence” for corporate income tax purposes and impose an interim digital services tax.

TEI Urges EU Member States to Reject Requests for a Generalised Reverse Charge Mechanism Pilot Program

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 generalised reverse charge mechanism. TEI acknowledged the existence and importance of the VAT gap and fraud schemes the proposed pilot is intended to address.