EU: VAT for cross-border e-commerce; digital single market proposal

EU: VAT for cross-border e-commerce

The European Commission today released a proposal with respect to value added tax (VAT) on e-publications. It is expected that the VAT e-commerce proposal would be effective in 2018, and for other measures to be effective in 2021.

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According to the EC release, the package of proposals would:

  • Facilitate cross-border trade
  • Combat VAT fraud
  • Provide for fair competition for EU businesses
  • Provide equal treatment for online publications

 

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