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VAT on Intra-Community Trade and Bilateral Micro Revenue Clearing in the EU

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  • Christian Breuer

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  • Chang Woon Nam

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This study discusses European Commission’s recent proposal to combat VAT fraud by taxing intra-Community supplies at a common rate of 15%, accompanied by the internal correction of input-tax gap between an importer and his own national tax authority, which is caused by the national VAT rate differing from 15%. It attempts to put this proposal into perspective by linking it to the overall aims of value added taxation in Europe and by comparing it to other alternative mechanisms examined in the literature. Especially issues of bilateral VAT revenue clearing between EU countries, which arise from the Commission’s proposal, are highlighted.

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  • Christian Breuer & Chang Woon Nam, 2009. "VAT on Intra-Community Trade and Bilateral Micro Revenue Clearing in the EU," CESifo Working Paper Series 2771, CESifo Group Munich.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_2771
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    1. Richard Bird & Pierre-Pascal Gendron, 2000. "CVAT, VIVAT, and Dual VAT: Vertical ``Sharing'' and Interstate Trade," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 7(6), pages 753-761, December.
    2. Andrea Gebauer & Chang Woon Nam & Rüdiger Parsche, 2007. "Can Reform Models of Value Added Taxation Stop the VAT Evasion and Revenue Shortfalls in the EU?," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 10(1), pages 1-13.
    3. Genser, Bernd, 2003. "Coordinating VATs between EU Member States," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer;International Institute of Public Finance, vol. 10(6), pages 735-752, November.
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    Keywords

    value added tax; intra-EU trade; bilateral micro clearing; VAT fraud; European Union;

    JEL classification:

    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods

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