Working towards fairer VAT treatment

Chair of the European Charities’ Committee on VAT (ECCVAT)

As Chair of the European Charities’ Committee on VAT (ECCVAT), we work to ensure that the philanthropy sector is treated fairly when it comes to VAT.

The Committee is a group of charities that fights for a fairer and simpler VAT system for charities, who lose millions on irrevocable VAT costs annually.

At the beginning of 2018, the European Commission developed a proposal to reform the VAT system by introducing more flexibility for Member States to change the VAT rates. The EFC used its position on the Committee to carefully review and comment on this reform measure, as these suggested amendments will affect charities and institutional philanthropy.


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