The book provides a valuable source for businesses to understand the complexities of VAT compliance. It is written for both EU and non-EU businesses. Consulting firms, government tax authorities, and academics will be interested in the content of this book as well. The book is an easy read for experts and non-experts alike. Another unique aspect of the book is that it avoids the theoretical elaborations too often found in tax books written by consultants or academeics. It may well set the standard in this area, and with regular updates, it could become the go-to reference and planning guide for the international e-commerce business community. --Tax Notes International, February 18, 2013
About the Author
Rick Minor is a US lawyer with more than 20 years of multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional advisor and executive experience in Europe and the US. He is the former General Manager of AOL Europe Services, a company in the Time Warner group and the first pan-European internet access provider of its kind. He is a recognized e-commerce expert and has published articles for over two decades on e-commerce VAT policy and compliance, internet privacy law, treaty law, and tax policy. He has lobbied governments and the European Commission on fiscal issues, corporate governance and privacy law. Minor has degrees from Duke University, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, and Georgetown Law. He did graduate work in fiscal policy at the University of Hamburg, Germany.