TEI Comments on International VAT/GST Guidelines Addressing the Place of Taxation for Business-to-Consumer Supplies of Services and Intangibles and Supporting Provisions
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 Supplies of Services and Intangibles and Provisions on Supporting the Guidelines in Practice (Draft Guidelines). TEI's comments emphasized the benefits of a simplified registration and compliance regime for non-resident suppliers of business-to-consumer services and intangibles, as well as the importance of clear guidance from tax authorities to facilitate compliance.
On May 10, 2013, TEI submitted the following comments to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development on the Draft Consolidated Version of the International VAT/GST Guidelines. These comments follow letters submitted by TEI on previously released VAT/GST guidelines and related commentary filed on March 31, 2010 and September 26, 2012. The Institute's letter praised the work of the OECD and urged clarification on rules applicable to determining the place of supply for cross-border sales of services and intangibles.