In its judgment of 17 December 2020 in the case WEG Tevesstraße (C-449/19), the ECJ ruled that the VAT exemption, in accordance with sec. 4 no. 13 of the German VAT Act, for certain supplies rendered by associations of residential property owners to their property owners is contrary to EU law. In the future, this VAT burden will lead to the worsening of the position of residential property owners, as compared to tenants and house owners.
First of all, we would like to wish you a happy and successful 2021 VAT year! We look back at a turbulent 2020, in which many VAT changes planned for 2021 were pushed into the background. One more reason to get an overview of important VAT changes for 2021 at the turn of the year. The low-tax phase came to an end on 31 December 2020 and the Annual Tax Act 2020 includes a number of VAT changes. Some of them will take effect on 1 July 2021 (e.g. implementation of the e-commerce package).