Relevant article in the EU VAT Directive
Article 199(1)(a) and (g)
1. Member States may provide that the person liable for payment of VAT is the taxable person to whom any of the following supplies are made:
(a) the supply of construction work, including repair, cleaning, maintenance, alteration and demolition services in relation to immovable property, as well as the handing over of construction works regarded as a supply of goods pursuant to Article 14(3);
(g) the supply of immovable property sold by a judgment debtor in a compulsory sale procedure.
ECJ Cases – Decided
- Article 199(1)(a)
- Article 199(1)(g)
- C-125/12 (Promociones y Construcciones BJ 200) – Sale in the context of insolvency proceedings before liquidation proceedings is also public sale
- C-499/13 (Macikowski) – Liability to pay VAT on the supply of immovable property in the context of a forced auction
- C-564/15 (Farkas) – Undue payment of tax. Purchaser must be able to adress his application for reimbursement to the tax authority directly in case of insolvency of the seller.