European News

Pan-European fundraising news.

 

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Robert Hinnerskov, ISOBRO

 

 

VAT reform for nonprofits may be on the agenda, with a report commissioned from Copenhagen Economics due to be submitted to the European Commission this Autumn.

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An unpublished EU proposal is seeking to simplify the Data Protection Directive, giving businesses within the EU only one law with one data protection authority. At this point there is no exemption for nonprofits.

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While the European Union's VAT proposals fail to make exemption for nonprofit organisations, a door has been opened for national VAT compensation schemes such as the one that exists in Denmark.

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Having participated in ECCVAT’s campaign to lobby the European Commission over the ‘unfair’ VAT burden facing nonprofits across member states, EFA is disappointed to see the Commission’s proposals for reform.

 

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