Working towards fairer VAT treatment
Co-Chair of the European Charities’ Committee on VAT (ECCVAT)
The EFC is Co-Chair, together with DAFNE, of the European Charities’ Committee on VAT (ECCVAT). 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. From 2019, this work is being carried out under the new joint DAFNE-EFC Philanthropy Advocacy initiative.
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 ECCVAT to carefully review and comment on this reform measure, as these suggested amendments will affect charities and institutional philanthropy.