European Union

Pillar 2 Developments

On December 20, 2022 the OECD released three components of the Pillar 2 Implementation Framework. Our KPMG Pillar 2 specialists have prepared a summary of the content of these documents.
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EU reaches agreement on Pillar 2

This is a significant development as the EU is considered a first mover. Other countries are now likely to follow.
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VAT in the Digital Age proposal issued to modernize the EU VAT system

The proposal from the European Commission covers three issues: (1) Digital Reporting Requirements (2) the VAT treatment of the platform economy and (3) changes to e-commerce rules and a ‘single VAT re ...
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VAT recovery based on actual use permitted for bank

On March 27, 2020 the Court of Appeals Den Bosch rendered an interesting judgment about the recovery of VAT in a case concerning a financial institution. The Court ruled that the bank’s ‘actual use me ...
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KPMG submission on ‘Pillar One’ approach to address digital economy tax issues

This week KPMG submitted its comments to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) consultation with regard to the unified approach under Pillar One.
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Advocate General at CJEU in Dong Yang VAT case

On November 14, 2019 Advocate General Kokott rendered her Opinion in the Dong Yang Electronics case (C-547/18). 
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Brexit Update: EU grants delay until January 31, 2020

After a long period of silence, there has been a rapid succession of Brexit developments. Our Brexit taskforce, comprising Brexit specialists from KPMG Meijburg & Co and KPMG, would like to update ...
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Brexit update 1

On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom’s (hereinafter: UK) Prime Minister, Theresa May, invoked Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (hereinafter: TEU). This marks the official beginning of th ...
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European Commission communication on taxation of the digital economy

Following the informal meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) of the European Union held in Tallinn on September 15 and 16, 2017, the European Commission published its Com ...
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