VAT recovery on mileage incompatible with EU law
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Article by Philippa Booth, VAT Adviser, Buzzacott Accountants. This article appeared in the May 2005 issue of Tax Adviser. One might say that the mills of the European Court of Justice ‘grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small.’ The European Commission first raised the issue of VAT recovery on mileage allowances with the Dutch in 1993. Since then, the court has held in 2001 against the Netherlands and now against the UK that recovery is not appropriate.
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