On 8 October 2012 the Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union launched a public consultation on its website in the framework of the review of the existing legislation on reduced VAT rates.

A total of 333 contributions were received, out of which 148 or 44% are from organisations registered in the Transparency Register of Interest Representatives and 185 or 56% from non-registered entities.
A few contributions:
- Almost all respondents advocated for the reduced VAT rate water to be maintained for clear social reasons as access to clean water is a basic human right and a commodity of primary necessity which must therefore be available at affordable prices to all, particularly those on low income.
- A large majority of respondents were strongly opposed to the abolition of the existing reduced VAT rates for energy products (gas, electricity, fuel for heating, district heating and cooling).

European Commission, nr. taxud.c.1(2013)708070

Informatiesoort: Nieuws

Rubriek: Europees belastingrecht, Omzetbelasting

H&I: Previews


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