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Commission calls on Germany to comply with EU VAT rules on private tuition services

  • The European Commission has called on Germany to comply with EU VAT rules regarding private tuition services.
  • Germany is not properly applying EU rules on exempting private tuition services from VAT.
  • The VAT Directive requires Member States to exempt private tuition covering school or university education.
  • Germany requires private teachers to present a certificate for the VAT exemption to apply, which does not comply with EU law.
  • Germany has two months to respond and take necessary measures, otherwise the case may be referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union.


Note that this post was (partially) written with the help of AI. It is always useful to review the original source material, and where needed to obtain (local) advice from a specialist.


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