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B2RLaw joins the EU VAT Expert Group

26/09/2022

On September 12, the European Commission: Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union published a list of members of the VAT Expert Group that will participate in the work of the EU institution over the next three years. B2RLaw is listed as one of the members.

B2RLaw is among 33 organizations appointed by the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union as members in the VAT Expert Group. The task of the group of experts will be to advise the European Commission on legislative proposals and the interpretation of regulations. B2RLaw’s lawyers have been elected for a 3-year term, during which they will cooperate with representatives of companies such as Zalando, Procter & Gamble, Deloitte and KPMG.

At B2RLaw, we believe that Poland’s place lies at the heart of the European Union, therefore, the very fact that our law firm has been selected means a great deal to us and is a fantastic honour. As lawyers, we are of the opinion that our role is to also help facilitate the creation of good and well-drafted European Union law, so that it also takes into account the perspective of the Polish economy and Polish businesses”, says Rafał Stroiński, advocate and senior partner at B2RLaw.

In the near future, the Commission plans to present further important legislative proposals in the field of VAT.

They are to concern, in particular, harmonized electronic invoicing throughout the Union, taxation of a ”shared economy”, as well as changes crucial to the tourism and financial sectors. As B2RLaw, we want to substantially participate in the preparation of these changes, so that they respond to the needs and problems of Polish entrepreneurs as much as possible”, says Piotr Leonarski, attorney-at-law and tax advisor, Head of B2RLaw’s Tax Practice, who will be a representative of the VAT Expert Group.

Along with him, B2RLaw’s Tomasz Zaleski, an award-winning tax advisor, will also be among the EU advisors.

The VAT Expert Group was established in order to provide opinions and transfer specialist knowledge during work on regulations and during their implementation. The task of the expert group also includes providing detailed information on the practical implementation of EU legislation and other policy initiatives in the field of VAT. Moreover, the European Commission can consult the group on all matters related to the preparation and implementation of EU legislation and other policy initiatives taken at the EU level in the field of VAT.

 

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