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EU advances VAT reform


EU advances VAT reform

The European Council has adopted this week a range of recommendations from the European Commission on some of the reforms from the VAT Action Plan.

These include:

  1. Member states should move towards harmonization of the VAT treatment of consignment and call off stock and VAT registrations
  2. Customer EU VAT numbers should be considered as a substantive requirement to apply zero-rating on B2B intra-community supplies
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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.