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EGCOA launches working group to level VAT on golf

12.45am 20th November 2009 - Management Topics - This story was updated on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Lodewijk Klootwijk, Director EGCOA

The European Golf Course Owners Association aims at equalizing the VAT level that golf owners pay throughout the whole European Union.

Various national tax authorities in the European Union treat commercial and non-commercial golf courses different for Value Added Tax (VAT).

The EGCOA sees this as a serious case of distortion of competition. Therefore, the EGCOA, in cooperation with the English Golf Union, is launches a working group to work on the VAT polices and regulations affecting the golf business. The EGCOA aims at equalizing the VAT level that golf owners pay throughout the whole European Union.

To further discuss the development of this topic Mark Bodt (Senior Tax Manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers) will speak at the European Golf Business Conference, taking place from 2-4 December in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Bodt will give a presentation about the possible strategy to follow to get uniformity on the VAT rate on golf.

The EGCOA has formed a working group together with the English Golf Union to lobby on this matter. The working group consists of representation from Germany, Denmark, France, Sweden, Portugal and England, together with the EGU.

The 2009 European Golf Business Conference takes place at the Renaissance Hotel in Amsterdam, 2-4 December.

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