DFDS has large sums caught in European VAT spat: "This will affect all forms of transport"

A VAT dispute in Latvia has now left ferry operator DFDS with millions of kroner in extra costs and a future of navigating a bureacratic minefield. However, the Danish carrier predicts challenges throughout the industry: ”It is only when it’s actually happening, that you realize it is a problem,” warns the company’s indirect tax manager.
Photo: PR/DFDS
Photo: PR/DFDS
by peter thomsen, watch media’s eu correspondent

BRUSSELS – An old lawsuit surrounding the value-added tax (VAT) calculations for a truckdriver could now be an exciting factor behind large bills across the European transport sector, warns one of Northern Europe’s largest transport companies, DFDS.

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