The European Commission has set up the EU VAT Forum, where business and tax authorities strive to improve the way VAT works in practice.
8 July 2014 – VAT cross border rulings pilot case CBR: mid-term review
The EU VAT Forum has made a first evaluation of the VAT cross border rulings pilot case. National tax authorities and businesses favour extending the initiative to other EU Member States. For further information see the information note and the interim report containing a first list of cross-border rulings.
Translations of the report will be available in the 2nd half of August.
22 January 2014 – More legal certainty on VAT regime for cross border transactions: VAT cross border rulings test case extended
The European Commission has announced that the EU VAT Forum extended the test case for another year. The pilot project has also been opened to other Member States than the ones already participating. For further information see the press notice.
June 2013 – December 2014 – Cross border VAT Rulings test case in 15 Member States
See the description in the 14 languages of the participating Member States.Within the framework of the EU VAT Forum, 15 EU Member States have agreed to participate in a test case for private VAT ruling requests relating to cross-border situations.
Taxable persons planning cross-border transactions between two or more of these participating Member States Belgium, Estonia, Spain, France, Cyprus, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom can ask for such a ruling with regard to the transactions they envisage.More detailed information regarding the conditions and procedure can be found in the information notice. The test case started on 1 June 2013 and is scheduled to last till the end of 2014.
The following organisations representing business, have been appointed for a three year mandate starting on 1 October 2012.