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Germany called in to line regarding EU VAT Rules

The European Commission has recently sent a letter of formal notice to Germany asking to bring its VAT systems into line with EU rules.

In fact, Germany is currently violating the EU rules on VAT Refunds. In particular it does not follow up on potential error messages from MSR. This means that if you are a taxable person not established in the country and you apply for VAT refund through the German e-portal you may potentially lose the right to a refund.

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Germany accuses other member states of weak tax sanctions

Berlin’s Federal Ministry of Finance has accused Italy, France and Spain of not having tight tax sanctions with huge companies, and thereby allowing these companies to avoid in the region of between 50 and 70 billion euros of tax, and inevitably draining EU funds at the same time.

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Germany - Annual VAT Return Deadline Extended

The deadline of the annual summary VAT return in Germany will be extended from 31st May to 31st July of the following year.

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Austria and Germany - VAT administration cooperation clarified

A treaty has recently been concluded between Austria and Germany regarding the cooperation in the field of exchanging information...

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Sweden - Less tax paid in Sweden than you might think

Sweden is often seen as a country that pays high taxes but a new study shows that this is not the case when compared to some of its neighbouring countries...

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Germany - Lawmakers vote for paperless tax environment

The German Parliament has passed a package of proposals toward a "paperless" tax environment for taxpayers in Germany...

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Germany - Referred to CJEU over VAT for travel agents

The European Commission has decided to refer Germany to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Europe's highest court, over the way it applies VAT rules to travel agents...

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Five EU nations agree tax crackdown in wake of Panama leak

Leading financial institutions have welcomed a new crackdown on international tax dodging agreed by Europe's biggest five economies....

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Germany - Procedure update for 13th Directive refunds

For the calendar year 2016, it will become a requirement that all 13th Directive refund applications are made electronically...

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Germany - Asked to amend VAT legislation

The European Commission has asked Germany to amend its value-added tax (VAT) legislation on the application of a special "price margin" scheme for travel agents

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