European Union VAT gap rises to €140 billion

5 October 2020

According to the annual VAT gap study, an estimated €140 billion in VAT revenue was lost within the European Union (EU) due to non-compliance or non-collection during the year 2018. When compared with the same study from 2017, this shows an increase of €3 billion.

The VAT gap study is funded by the European Commission as part of its work to reform the VAT system and clamp down on tax evasion within the EU.

Each year, the study sets out detailed data on the gap between the amount of VAT due and the amount of VAT actually collected in the 28 member states. The main factors contributing to the VAT gap are said to be evasion, complicated VAT systems, and mistakes due to multiple VAT rates.

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