Fleet News

VAT pressure on Italy

THE European Commission is piling legal pressure on the Italian government to make it abolish restrictions on the right to deduct VAT for company vehicle purchases and related services or fuel.

Rome is already facing a ‘critical opinion’ from a European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general over the issue, which could be confirmed by the full court.

But in an unusual move, the commission is threatening follow up legal action, even if the ECJ finds the Italian VAT rebate restrictions legal in the older case.

Brussels says Italy’s claim its system only temporarily breaks the EU’s sixth VAT directive is bogus – it has operated since 1979.

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee