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The scope of the EU VAT Directive: Transactions carried out via Video Sharing Websites

Charalampidis, Christos LU (2017) HARN60 20171
Department of Business Law
Abstract
Video Sharing Websites constitute a rather peculiar situation. On one hand, they are considered as part of what the Commission perceives as online sharing economy: users are eligible to derive income from monetizing their audiovisual content. On the other hand, their business model is reminiscent of what is described as “free -economy”: access to the audiovisual content is prima facie provided without any monetary consideration. While the Commission has published guidelines, in an effort to map the potential issues regarding the VAT Treatment of persons who conduct activities via sharing economy online platforms, its assessment focalized more on “digitalized” traditional activities. This inquiry is dedicated to raising the issues... (More)
Video Sharing Websites constitute a rather peculiar situation. On one hand, they are considered as part of what the Commission perceives as online sharing economy: users are eligible to derive income from monetizing their audiovisual content. On the other hand, their business model is reminiscent of what is described as “free -economy”: access to the audiovisual content is prima facie provided without any monetary consideration. While the Commission has published guidelines, in an effort to map the potential issues regarding the VAT Treatment of persons who conduct activities via sharing economy online platforms, its assessment focalized more on “digitalized” traditional activities. This inquiry is dedicated to raising the issues concerning the qualification as “supplies of goods or services for consideration”, of activities carried out via Video Sharing Websites, and of their provider as “taxable person”, for the purposes of EU VAT, in the light of the EU VAT Directive and the CJEU’s interpretation of these concepts (Less)
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author
Charalampidis, Christos LU
supervisor
organization
course
HARN60 20171
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Tax Law International and European Tax Law EU VAT Directive Supply for consideration Taxable Person Video Sharing Websites Sharing Economy Youtube Concepts
language
English
id
8911374
date added to LUP
2017-06-14 13:20:26
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2017-06-14 13:20:26
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  abstract     = {Video Sharing Websites constitute a rather peculiar situation. On one hand, they are considered as part of what the Commission perceives as online sharing economy: users are eligible to derive income from monetizing their audiovisual content. On the other hand, their business model is reminiscent of what is described as “free -economy”: access to the audiovisual content is prima facie provided without any monetary consideration. While the Commission has published guidelines, in an effort to map the potential issues regarding the VAT Treatment of persons who conduct activities via sharing economy online platforms, its assessment focalized more on “digitalized” traditional activities. This inquiry is dedicated to raising the issues concerning the qualification as “supplies of goods or services for consideration”, of activities carried out via Video Sharing Websites, and of their provider as “taxable person”, for the purposes of EU VAT, in the light of the EU VAT Directive and the CJEU’s interpretation of these concepts},
  author       = {Charalampidis, Christos},
  keyword      = {Tax Law International and European Tax Law EU VAT Directive Supply for consideration Taxable Person Video Sharing Websites Sharing Economy Youtube Concepts},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The scope of the EU VAT Directive: Transactions carried out via Video Sharing Websites},
  year         = {2017},
}