The 2010 VAT Directive and the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union

By Yves Bernaerts

Contributions by: Philip Robinson

In its 2010 version, the VAT Directive (Directive 2006/112/EC) is a major step towards the single market in the EU. The 2010 text is a true revolution for entrepreneurs because of the new place of supply rules and the reporting requirements established in this respect. This book provides a clear chronological overview of the changes in the place of supply rules (step by step). It includes five different (and complete) versions of the new rules, starting with the 'old' regime of 2009, succeeded by the four versions in its changes for 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2015. This overview makes it possible to interpret the applicable text at a certain moment during the next years, despite its successive changes. The case law of the Court of Justice of the EU with regard to VAT is, more than ever, an essential source to understand difficulties in the interpretation of the text, with which businesses are increasingly confronted. It is here that the book will be most valuable. Apart from the provisions of the directives and regulations (including the proposal for the recast regulation) with regard to VAT, its purpose is to reveal and make available the links between all 414 articles (and the annexes) of the VAT Directive and the existing case law from the Court of Justice. The case law in connection with each article is directly accessible, and the book includes three indexes (chronological, alphabetical, and by reference to the articles of the directive) increasing its usability.


774 pages

Publication Date: 9/1/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789050958974