Tuesday, 07 December 2004

Taxation and customs: Commission launches new website

The European Commission has re-launched its Taxation and Customs Union website so as to provide more comprehensive policy and practical information on European tax and customs matters. If you are a business searching for VAT rates and practical arrangements applicable in the 25 Member States or rates and rules on tobacco products, alcohol or mineral oils or simply wanting to validate your customer's VAT number, then the new site has now become a "one-stop-shop" for all your needs. The website also offers a wide range of information on customs rules and tariffs for importing products into the EU. Individuals may find it useful to consult the site's sections on "travellers", car taxation and personal taxation.