Digital start-ups have limited funds. Nevertheless, even at an early stage, taxes need to be paid. This could drain valuable resources early on. Additionally, EU digital start-ups worry about the rising compliance costs due to the newly implemented VAT regime. The introduction of tax relief could provide start-ups adequate breathing space during the first years of development and could positively affect third-party investment. Sharing best practices among Member States and benchmarking national tax laws could improve the overall efficiency of such regimes.
Tax Regulation and the Start-up Community