From 23 April 2020, electronic books, newspapers, and magazines will be taxed at 4% VAT.   Until now, the Spanish Tax Agency had repeatedly responded to queries by applying a higher VAT rate compared to goods supplied in printed format, only allowing the 4% VAT rate for books that had been transferred to reading…

    5 February 2020 saw the publication, a little later than scheduled, of Royal Decree-law 3/2020, which transposes various EU Directives and Regulations onto Spanish legislation. Included among these are the VAT “Quick Fixes”, which we analysed in a tax update in October 2019. These changes will come into force on 1 March 2020….

    The Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden recently lodged a request for a preliminary ruling with the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), on whether a branch and its principal establishment (that is, its headquarters in another jurisdiction), where the latter is part of a VAT group, are considered independent parties for…

    For foreign companies interested in operating in the EU, it is important to know when a structure is regarded as a fixed establishment (FE) for VAT purposes. In this respect, Advocate General Kokott’s preliminary findings in case C-547/18, on whether or not a subsidiary constitutes a FE, are particularly relevant. The events that…

    The place of supply of services for VAT purposes in an international context is an issue of great importance. In this case and generally, the place of VAT taxation for services supplied by one business to another (B2B) is the location of the customer’s headquarters. However, the regulation on effective use and enjoyment…

  As of January 1, 2020, the intra-Community VAT measures listed below will come into force. Spain will have to include these rules to its internal legislation before the aforementioned date. However, the current political situation will make it difficult to meet this deadline.   Consignment Stock (“Call-off stock”) “Call-off stock” refers to transactions in…