The latest from ETAF’s newsletter

The European Tax Adviser Federation (ETAF) published its latest news on 16 July.

The main topics mentioned are: ECOFIN’s discussion regarding the alignment of VAT rules between physical and electronic forms of publication, the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)’s report on the Big Four lobbying activities (KPMG, EY, Deloitte și PwC) in influencing the drafting of EU tax policies, the audit launched by the European Court of Auditors to assess the effectiveness of the EU’s to the challenges  posed by e-commerce in terms of VAT and customs duties,  the Court of the European Union’s judgment confirming that goods which contain precious metal or stones are not second-hand goods.

A second topic was related to the state aids: Therefore, the European Commission officially required Spain to recover €167 million from Correos, a postal operator. Regarding Portugal, the Commission opened an investigation to examine the tax exemptions for the Madeira Free Zone.

For more information, please visit the official ETAF website.

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