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Pan-European Personal Pension: the solution to Europe’s pension problems?

An interview with Christian Lemaire, Global Head of Retirement Solutions at Amundi In light of the recent publication of the Pan-European Personal Pension (PEPP) Regulation and the EIOPA consultation specifying the pension product’s features, we decided to take a moment to examine the PEPP’s implications. Chrystelle Veeckmans, Chairman of the Association […]

How you’re going to make it to the new VAT system of 2022

Have a look at this timeline for the new, definitive VAT system. You may realize that 2022 is not so far away. Though that deadline remains subject to the recommendations of the EU Commission, the time to act is right now! Fortunately, the VAT package offers several measures, or “short-term quick fixes,” adopted by many Member States for entry into forc […]
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What you should know about the VAT package of 2022

“VAT is a major source of tax revenue for EU Member States. Yet, we face a staggering fiscal gap: the VAT revenues collected are EUR 170 billion short of what they should be. This is a huge waste of money…”[1] Pierre Moscovici’s statement feels quite clear. The VAT rules, as they currently exist, do not seem suitable for a constantly evolving tax envi […]
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Would the digital services tax do more harm than good?

On 21 March 2018, the EU Commission presented two Proposals for Council Directives specifically targeting the digital economy. One was about taxing corporations’ significant digital presences, while the other introduced a new, common, interim system of tax on revenues that arise from the provision of certain digital services by tech companies of a certain size […]
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Taxpayers and intermediaries: ready for the new tax reporting obligations?

In its fight for fair taxation and increased tax transparency, the EU Commission recently introduced new tax reporting obligations (also known as “mandatory disclosure rules”) which could affect any EU intermediary or taxpayer involved in cross-border arrangements or transactions. The most pressing feature of these changes is the one that makes the rules […]
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