CJEU: Right to deduct VAT in full also for expenses benefiting a third party

In the Vos Aannemingen case (C-405/19), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) dealt with whether it is possible to deduct, in full, input VAT on expenditures that benefited a third party, and when such benefit shall be regarded as…

Neither creditor nor debtor have to be VAT registered at the time of correcting tax base

Is it compatible with the VAT Directive that both creditor and debtor must be taxable persons for VAT purposes both when providing the supply and when correcting/reducing the taxable amount? The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) dealt with this…

Is it possible to deduct VAT on induced investments?

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in the recent Mitteldeutsche Harstein-Industrie AG case (C-528/19) dealt with whether it is permissible to deduct input VAT on construction work carried out on a municipal road for the benefit of a municipality,…

CJEU rules on adjustment of deductions claimed for capital assets

What is the situation as regards the modification/correction of VAT deductions claimed on capital assets if their use changes? And what if the assets have not yet been used but their intended use has changed? These were some of the issues the Court…

CJEU approves French approach to regulating short-term leases

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has sanctioned a French legal provision requiring in certain locations the prior authorisation by local authorities for short-term leases – typically leases arranged through digital platforms.

Is it possible to correct tax base for claims not lodged in insolvency proceedings?

In Case C-146/19, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) held that a creditor may adjust the VAT base for a claim not lodged in insolvency proceedings if they prove that the claim would have been irrecoverable even if it had been lodged in…

Italian Supreme Court applying beneficial ownership and abuse of right

In its July judgement, the Italian Supreme Court applied the principles formulated by the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in the Danish cases clarifying certain preconditions for applying an exemption from withholding tax under the EU directive on…

CJEU: Services associated with both taxable and exempt supplies may not be partially exempt from VAT

In the BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd (C-231/19) case, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled on whether it is possible to treat a service provided via an IT platform used for both exempt and taxable supplies as a supply exempt from…