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, a leading global provider of software that safeguards businesses from the burden and risk of modern tax. An attorney by trade, Chuck leads a team of attorneys and tax professionals responsible for all the tax and regulatory content that keeps Sovos customers continually compliant. Over his 15 year career in tax and regulatory automation, he has provided analysis to the Wall Street Journal, NBC and more.
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