New developments in indirect taxation and environmental taxation for 2024: Spanish Royal Decree-Law 8/2023

On December 28, 2023, Spanish Royal Decree-Law 8/2023, of December 27, 2023, was published in the Official State Gazette, adopting measures to face the economic and social consequences derived from the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, as well as to alleviate the effects of the drought (RD-l 8/2023), among which, we highlight the following in relation to Value Added Tax, Excise Duty on Electricity and Tax on the Value of the Production of Electric Energy:

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The Spanish Electricity Tax in hands of the EU Court of Justice

The Spanish Electricity Tax in hands of the EU Court of Justice

In communion with the operators of the sector and professionals in the field, we expected that what happened last week would happen: the Superior Court of Justice of Valencia (SCJV) has raised a series of questions for the European Union Court of Justice (CJEU) on the possible violation of the Electricity Tax (known as IVPEE for its acronym in Spanish) and of the national law emanating from it (Law 15/2012) on the EU Directives regulating the taxation of energy products, electricity and excise duties, as well as other products of an environmental nature.

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