Fundamentals of EU VAT law

A. van Doesum, H.W.M. van Kesteren, G.J. van Norden

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Fundamentals of EU VAT Law aims at providing a deep insight into the systematics, the functioning and the principles of the European Value Added Tax (VAT) system. VAT is responsible for generating approximately EUR 903 billion per year in tax revenues across the European Union – revenues that play a huge role in budgetary policymaking in the Member States. This extremely useful book provides not only a thorough description of the current state of EU VAT law, but also a detailed explanation of the system’s rationale and its legislative provisions. It puts the elements of the system in perspective and shows how they are linked to each other. The focus lies on the rules which can be deduced from the sources of EU VAT law and on their application in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAlphen aan den Rijn
PublisherKluwer Law International
Number of pages584
ISBN (Print)978-90-4117-016-3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016


  • VAT
  • Value Added Tax
  • Tax
  • Consumption tax
  • EU Law

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