The Council has agreed on EU input to discussions at international level on the taxation of profits in the ‘digital economy’. The conclusions adopted on 5 December 2017 will also serve as a reference for further work on the subject at EU level, including with a view to Commission legislative proposals expected early in 2018.
The Commission welcomes today’s agreement on a series of measures to improve how VAT works for online companies in the EU.
On 5 December 2017, the Council adopted new rules making it easier for online businesses to comply with VAT obligations. Part of the EU’s ‘digital single market’ strategy, the proposals are aimed at facilitating the collection of VAT when consumers buy goods and services online.
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The European Commission has today unveiled new tools to make the EU’s Value Added Tax (VAT) system more fraud-proof and close loopholes which can lead to large-scale VAT fraud.
Written answer given by Commissioner Moscovic on behalf of the Commission to a question (Rule 130) by Eva Kaili (S&D) regarding “Taxibeat and economic growth prospects for Greece”.
Agenda items concern energy, digital and trade policy.
Agenda items include the Draft Council conclusions: “Responding to the challenges of taxation of profits of the digital economy”