Procedure : 2018/0006(CNS)
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Document selected : A9-0055/2019

Texts tabled :

A9-0055/2019

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PV 15/01/2020 - 10.4

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P9_TA(2020)0004

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<Titre>on the draft Council directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax as regards the special scheme for small enterprises and Regulation (EU) No 904/2010 as regards the administrative cooperation and exchange of information for the purpose of monitoring the correct application of the special scheme for small enterprises</Titre>

<DocRef>(13952/2019 – C9‑0166/2019 – 2018/0006(CNS))</DocRef>


<Commission>{ECON}Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs</Commission>

Rapporteur: <Depute>Inese Vaidere</Depute>

(Renewed consultation – Rule 84 of the Rules of Procedure)

(Simplified procedure – Rule 52(1) of the Rules of Procedure)

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the draft Council directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax as regards the special scheme for small enterprises and Regulation (EU) No 904/2010 as regards the administrative cooperation and exchange of information for the purpose of monitoring the correct application of the special scheme for small enterprises

(13952/2019 – C9‑0166/2019 – 2018/0006(CNS))

(Special legislative procedure – renewed consultation)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the Council draft (13952/2019),

 having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2018)0021),

 having regard to its position of 11 September 2018[1],

 having regard to Article 113 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament again (C9‑0166/2019),

 having regard to Rules 82 and 84 of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (A9-0055/2019),

1. Approves the Council draft;

2. Calls on the Council to notify Parliament if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

3. Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to substantially amend the text approved by Parliament;

4. Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

 


 

 

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

The Council came to an agreement on a general approach at its ECOFIN meeting on 8 November 2019 on further simplification of the VAT rules applicable to small businesses (SMEs).

 

Furthermore, the Council decided to reconsult the European Parliament on its general approach, since the text indeed differs substantially from the Commission’s original proposal of 18 January 2018.

 

Both the Commission’s initial proposal and the Council general approach aim to introduce new rules to reduce administrative burden and compliance costs for SMEs and to help create a fiscal environment which will help SMEs grow and trade across borders more efficiently.

 

In order to achieve this goal, the Commission introduced several measures, which have been broadly maintained in the Council’s general approach:

 

Firstly, the Council’s general approach maintains the Commission proposal to extend the VAT SME exemption to non-established SMEs, in line and in the spirit of the Single Market.

 

Secondly, the Council’s general approach extends, as foreseen in the Commission proposal, the transitional period for SMEs switching from an exemption to the regular VAT regime.

 

The provision for a "single window for SMEs" (One Stop Shop) which was developed in the Council’s general approach, and the further detailed provisions on the administrative cooperation for exchange of information between Member States, are in line with the European Parliament's requests in its previous report on this proposal.

 

In conclusion, the Council is urged to formally adopt these rules swiftly, in order to allow its entry into force and implementation as soon as possible, to the benefit of EU’s SMEs.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Common system of value added tax as regards the special scheme for small enterprises

References

13952/2019 – C9-0166/2019 – COM(2018)0021 – C8-0022/2018 – 2018/0006(CNS)

Date of consulting Parliament

5.2.2018

 

 

 

Committee responsible

 Date announced in plenary

ECON

25.11.2019

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

 Date appointed

Inese Vaidere

18.11.2019

 

 

 

Simplified procedure - date of decision

12.12.2019

Discussed in committee

12.12.2019

 

 

 

Date adopted

12.12.2019

 

 

 

Date tabled

13.12.2019

 

 

[1] Not yet published in the Official Journal.

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