An insight into EU VAT


An insight into EU VAT


EU VAT stands for European Union Value Added Tax which is a form of value added tax on goods which is mostly prevalent in the European Union. It is also implied as a value added tax on several services. It is to be noted that the several EU institutions do not necessarily collect the tax, but all of the integral member states of the European Union need to adopt VAT scheme which is in accordance with the guidelines proposed under the EU.

The Role of EU Vat played in the RU budget

The various member states of the EU have been known to have a series of different VAT rates. The rates are generally known to vary from as much as 17% prevalent in Luxembourg to as much as 27% in several other known states as well.

The collections through EU VAT across these various states play an integral role in the determination of the contributions that each state has towards the EU Annual Budget. It basically helps to shape the primary integrals of the EU budget to be precise.   

Principle on the EU Vat 

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The EU VAT is primarily charged by the various business institutions to its consumers by virtue of the products that are being sold by them. It is more of a consumer tax to be precise. In certain cases, the various business institutions need to make purchases from other business institutions as well and have to pay a tax associated with the purchase. This form of tax is commonly referred to as the “input tax”.

The history of the European Union Vat policy has been pretty diverse as most of the associated members of the EU had been implementing VAT before being an integral part of the union. However there had been certain exceptions of later member states like Spain that introduced the system of this VAT after being included as an integral part of the EU.