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24-04-2018 - Public hearing on a definitive EU VAT system

ECON 13-04-2018 - 12:14
Public hearing on VAT

On Tuesday 24 April from 14.30-16.00 the ECON committee will hold a hearing on the future EU definitive VAT system, in the context of the recent Commission proposals on the reform of the VAT system.

Speakers include Maria Elena Scoppio from DG TAXUD, Professor Rita de la Feria from University of Leeds, Ine Lejeune from Law Square, Kristian Koktvedgaard from BusinessEurope, and Gerhard Huemer from UEAPME. ECON rapporteurs are Tom Vandenkendelaere (VAT for SMEs), Tibor Szanyi (for VAT rates), Jeppe Kofod (for VAT Certified Taxable Persons), and Roberts Zīle (for VAT Administrative cooperation).