Acc. to the EU-Directive crossborder arrangements need to get reported to the tax authorities within 30 days starting July 1, 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 situation the German Industrial Association (BDI) has proposed to postpone the starting date to July 1, 2021 (https://bdi.eu/media/publikationen/#/publikation/news/acht-punkte-steuerplan-zur-bewaeltigung-der-corona-krise/).
In general, this seems quite reasonable, also considering the current technical issues with the reporting interfaces to the German Tax Authorities (BZSt).
However, the problem is that in a crossborder arrangement two jurisdictions are involved. So, even if only one country postpones the reporting, the reporting party faces the respective severe penalties in the other country. Therefore, a unilateral approach won’t work.
This in mind, we urgently recommend to ensure that the DAC6 reporting can start in time – inspite of the Corona crisis!
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Stefan Kienzler, TAXCOMTECH