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a change in withheld income tax abroad! (2)

As stated in a previous article on taxation, the OECD income tax treaty model’s commentary was reviewed this year and has directly impacted article 17 that regulates withholding income tax for artists and sportsmen. This commentary is a text that explains to Member States the different options and stakes of articles included in the Tax Treaty […]

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European Commission seminar on artists mobility

Following several issues faced by artists on the field, the EU has included in the Council work plan for Culture 2011-2014 a thematic seminar on artists’ mobility, social security and taxation. Many EU member states’ representatives, European Commission staff, and associations from the sector gathered for two days of work. Jacques Toubon, chairman of FEVIS, opened […]

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a change in income tax abroad !

In the context of the work achieved by FEVIS members and their partners on withholding taxes while performing abroad, the participants to the October 3rd 2013 expert meeting in London have shared their experiences and learned from Dick Moleenar, tax expert from the Netherlands. Following this meeting, FEVIS sent its formal recommendations to European and […]

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Tell them ! Public consultation on taxation and mobility

“The European Commission launched a public consultation and created an expert group in order to gather ideas on how to tackle any tax obstacles that hinder the cross-border activity of individuals in the Single Market. The expert group will bring together stakeholders to look principally at elements of direct taxation that may affect an individual’s cross-border activity in […]

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2014 events – trainings, showcases…

2014 events are now online, feel free to visit our calendar. Among the key moments of our network, you will find – a work session on social contribution in regards to European mobility in Strasbourg on June 13th  // Register – our Berlin conference on September 11th and 12th, in collaboration with REMA to meet with […]

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FEVIS Europe signs article in British magazine TAXATION

FEVIS Europe signs an article in October 31st issue of the British specialized magazine Taxation. It summarizes the issue of article 17 of the OECD tax convention model and its consequences such as double income tax for artistic activity abroad. In order to read and comment on it, please go to The article was written […]

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tax work session, London October 3rd

Our work session on withholding taxes is just around the corner. We are happy to announce that Mr Dick Molenaar, tax expert from Rotterdam who has been lobbying at EU and OECD level for artists to be exempt of taxes while performing abroad, will be joining us. If you wish to contribute virtually to our […]

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‘Touring Artists’ in Germany

A new German website TOURING ARTISTS  was launched this summer. With legal counselling provided by lawyers on issues related to mobility – taxes, social security, visas, and so on – this platform allows to find or to ask about any piece of information you need on administrative issues. This website is not dedicated to artistic projects […]

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work session on taxes, London

The first work session of FEVIS Europe network will take place on October 3rd in London, at the Institut Français in partnership with BureauExport. The subject of the day is taxes (withholding, VAT, etc.) : information sharing and lobbying strategies. 15 agents and ensembles’ managers from the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Italy and France will participate, […]

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Sweden, cross border social security – by Nikolaj de Fine Licht / Concerto Copenhagen

“A recent change in Swedish regulations of social security and taxation has led to an absurd situation where a Swedish citizen who works more than 15% of his total work hours in Sweden will cause any non-Swedish employer who contracts him/her on free-lance basis outside Sweden to be presented with an extra bill from the […]

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