EU VAT rulings disappoints

Sat 23rd Jul 2016

The EU VAT Cross-Border Rulings scheme continues to show a disappointing take-up.

The scheme is operated by seven member states, and provided answers to companies on cross-border VAT questions. It started three years ago in 2013 and is scheduled to continue until September 2018.

The number of questions since its launch is as follows:

2013:  1

2014:  10

2015:  6

2016:  1 (to June)

The slow start, and subsequent fall off from modest numbers of initial enquiries, is likely due to a poor awareness.