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EU VAT rulings disappoints

  • Jul 22, 2016 | Richard Asquith

EU VAT rulings disappoints

The EU VAT Cross-Border Rulings scheme continues to show a disappointing take-up.

The scheme is operated by seven member states, and provided answers to companies on cross-border VAT questions. It started three years ago in 2013 and is scheduled to continue until September 2018.

The number of questions since its launch is as follows:

2013:  1

2014:  10

2015:  6

2016:  1 (to June)

The slow start, and subsequent fall off from modest numbers of initial enquiries, is likely due to a poor awareness.

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 can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.