More than ever, tax policies and are under scrutiny, not only for their impact on businesses and the economy, but also for their effects on public finances, public services and ordinary citizens. To develop good tax policies, and to better understand existing policies, it is essential to have high quality data and comparable information about tax systems. This is the aim of ‘Taxation Trends in the European Union’ which provides

Recently, the European Commission launched a guidance to the use the of the transaction value and the royalties and license fees. We will focus on the transaction value first as this is the transition that will affect most companies. To be clear about the status the EC immediately states that the guidance is not legally binding and is only of an explanatory nature. ‘The purpose is to ensure a common

Please see the Updated Authorised Economic Operator guidelines as presented today. The updated EU AEO Guidelines are in line with the new Union Customs Code (UCC) provisions which will apply from 1 May 2016.

It doesn’t happen much. Actually, it never happens that a paper published by the EC makes me want to dance. But this time I am not so sure. Reading the paper the first thought that enters my mind is that it feels like a house track (electronic dance music, or EDM), including the lyrics typically used in this kind of music. We are having a hard time, there is no

Recently, the European Tax Gap Project Group (TGPG) presented a report intended to serve as a guide in the world of EU VAT gap estimations. It’s an introduction into the currently applied methodologies of the VAT gap estimations. Methodologies that, not very suprising, vary per EU Member State. Before publishing this report a reminder of what we are talking about: the money involved. With Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden on top and Romania,

Cchain Global was founded by Mathijs Benink and René Schilder in August 2015. What started as an initiative to create a new service provider with extensive knowledge of both supply chain and supply chain related indirect taxes (VAT and customs duties) grew into a full control tower solution. Supply chain orchestrator Cchain Global is a solution that controls and optimizes global supply chains from different perspectives and multiple functions. As