European Commission Proposes Delay of Six Months for E-commerce VAT Package

Charles Maniace
May 11, 2020

On Friday 8 May, the European Commission (EC) published a legislative proposal to delay implementation of the e-Commerce VAT Package by six months due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. The implementation of the new measures, which were set to come into force on 1 January 2021, have been delayed until 1 July 2021.

The Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union (COREPER) is set to debate the Commission’s proposals today, after which they will be presented for approval to the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) at its next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday 18 May.

Details of the EC’s proposals as well as the accompanying legislative texts can be found here

For more information on the e-Commerce VAT package, or to understand how this might impact your business contact Sovos on emeainfo@sovos.com. 

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Charles Maniace

Charles Maniace is Vice President – Regulatory Analysis & Design at Sovos. An attorney by trade, Chuck leads a team of attorneys responsible for all the tax and regulatory content that keeps Sovos clients continually compliant. Over his 14 year career in tax and regulatory automation, he has given talks and presentations on a variety of topics including The Taxation of High Tech Transactions, The Taxation of Remote Commerce, The Regulatory Implications of Brexit, The Rise of E-Audits, Form 1042-S Best Practices and Penalty Abatement Practices for Information Returns. Chuck is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and holds a B.S. in Business Economics from Bentley College, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and an LL.M in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.
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