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EU VAT Cross-Border Rulings grows to 18 states


EU VAT Cross-Border Rulings grows to 18 states

Ireland and Italy have become the latest EU member states to joining the VAT Cross-Border Rulings pilot. The pilot has also been extended to 30 September 2018.

The pilot enables businesses to request guidance on the VAT treatment of cross border transactions. VAT registered businesses may apply for a ruling in their country of residence, and the tax authorities of that country will co-ordinate a response with the country of the second leg of the intra-community transaction, along with a translation into the language of the second country.

The pilot was launched in June 2013 by the VAT Forum, a grouping set-up by the European Commission to review practical VAT matters. To date, take up of the pilot has been disappointing with only 17 requests having been processed.


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.