Germany: The new government identifies CTC controls as a policy objective

Joanna Hysi
November 29, 2021

In an earlier post a few weeks ago, we wrote about how the recent German elections seem to have accelerated the country’s move towards a digital real-time VAT control system.

In the coalition deal concluded on 24 November 2021, the new coalition government has identified VAT fraud as a policy question it intends to combat, and announced its ambition to introduce a “uniform nationwide electronic reporting system as soon as possible, which will be used for the creation, checking and forwarding of invoices”. Details about the nature of the e-reporting system, who will be impacted by it and by when, are expected in due course. It appears that a German CTC system will soon begin to take shape.

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Joanna Hysi

Joanna is a Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos. Based in Stockholm and originally from Greece, Joanna’s background is in commercial and corporate law with research focus on EU law and financial innovation. Joanna earned her degree in Law in Greece and her masters in Commercial and Corporate from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in London.
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