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ECJ: Of ECJ VAT cases – A single transaction or multiple transactions for VAT purposes?

CPP case (Case C-349/96) Facts Card Protection Plan Ltd. („CPP\"),which is headquartered in the United Kingdom, supplies a service covering the indemnification of cardholders against financial loss in the event of loss or theft of their bank cards and other damages arising on their travels (such as damages related to the finding of lost luggage) under a so-called “Card Protection Plan”.

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Cross-Border Rulings – deadline extended until 30 September 2018

Companies may request preliminary rulings regarding the VAT liabilities relating to cross-border transactions from the tax authorities of the Member States participating in the CBR pilot project. Currently, rulings may be requested in 15 member states (Belgium, Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Estonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia and Sweden).

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OECD BEPS Action 6 – Preventing the Granting of Treaty Benefits in Inappropriate Circumstances

Action 6 of the OECD BEPS Action Plans deals with the prevention of double tax treaty (hereinafter: treaty) abuse. OECD finds that one of the most pressing BEPS issues is treaty abuse and especially the so-called treaty shopping (which basically means the use of tax benefits deriving from residence related and other differences between treaties) and for this reason, a separate action plan was dedicated to this matter.

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