Opinion Statement FC 10/2016 on the Communication COM(2016)148 on an Action Plan for VAT

On 7 April 2016, the European Commission has issued its Communication COM(2016)148 final “on an Action Plan for VAT – Towards a single EU VAT area – Time to decide” (in the following: Action Plan).

The CFE welcomes this Communication on a European VAT Action Plan that will be developed during the next months. The CFE believes that it is important that consideration is given to changes to the system to reduce fraud but also to reduce the burdens and uncertainties being placed on legitimate businesses undertaking cross-border trade.