Postponement of the VAT e-commerce rules due to COVID-19

10-06-2020 - 10:30
Public hearing of the TAX3 Special Committee on VAT Fraud - 28 June 2018
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On Tuesday 9 June, ECON Members held an exchange of views over two files regarding the proposed by the Commission postponement of the VAT e-commerce system. The two rapporteurs aimed at a quick agreement on the two files in order to deliver the EP opinion to the Council in due time (July plenary). The new system will make it easier for consumers and businesses to buy and sell goods cross-border online.

It will also help Member States to collect VAT due, by making sure that non-EU businesses do not get preferential treatment when selling to EU consumers.