Tax Top 5

This week's Tax Top 5 brings the latest news on the upcoming ECOFIN Council in Brussels and the Commission proposals for general reverse charge in VAT, as well as financial transaction tax. 


CFE Tax Top 5

Advocate General Wathelet issues opinion in C-682/15 Berlioz and supports questioning ‘foreseeable relevance’ of tax authorities’ information exchange requests. Read more on this and other relevant news from the EU/ international tax area in the PDF below. 


CFE Tax Briefing : Proposal for new rules to simplify VAT for e-commerce

On 1 December 2016 the European Commission published a series of measures to improve the Value Added Tax (VAT) environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU.  It is hoped that the proposals will modernise and simplify VAT compliance obligations for businesses selling goods and services onlone ross-border within and to the EU


The CFE Tax briefing details the salient features of the proposal are as follows.


CFE Tax Briefing on OECD Multilateral Instrument

On 24 November 2016 more than 100 jurisdictions concluded negotiations on a multilateral instrument (the “MLI”) that will modify the application of more than 3,000 existing bilateral treaties in order to comply with the new tax treaty principles agreed pursuant to the BEPS project. 


Read our Tax Briefing which summarises the main provisions in the PDF document below. 



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