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EU: CJEU referrals relating to VAT, indirect tax (Germany, Italy, UK)

EC referrals to CJEU

The European Commission today announced three referrals to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) concerning:


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  • Germany for its rejection of certain applications for value added tax (VAT) refunds for businesses in other EU Member States (read the EC release
  • Italy for its preferential treatment of property registration tax that provides a reduced tax rate for Italians living abroad who are buying their first house on Italian soil (read the EC release
  • The United Kingdom for its failure to comply with VAT rules for certain commodity markets (read the EC release)

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