Simonetta La Grutta, Partner and Head of VAT, is “contributor” for Italy to the new book “EU VAT Compass 2018/2019” of IBFD, the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam.
Encompassing the most important features of the European Union’s VAT system, the EU VAT Compass 2018/2019 is an essential source of reference for all those actively working or interested in VAT. The book consists of three parts, each comprising a vital element of the EU VAT system.
Part One presents the consolidated text of the current EU VAT Directive (No. 2006/112), as most recently amended by Directive 2017/2455; it also contains the texts of several other Directives in the field of VAT. The text of Implementing Regulation 282/2011, as most recently amended by Implementing Regulation 2017/2459, is included.
For the interpretation of the EU VAT legislation, the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) is an indispensable element. Part Two provides an overview of both the operative parts of the more than 860 ECJ judgments in VAT cases, and the pending cases that are expected to lead to judgments in the course of 2018 and 2019.
The book concludes with an overview of the options laid down by the VAT Directive that have been taken up by the individual Member States. This comprehensive analysis covers all EU Member States (including the United Kingdom).