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Case C-80/11: Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Baranya Megyei Biróság (Hungary) lodged on 22 February 2011 — Mahagében Kft v Nemzeti Adó és Vámhivatal Dél-dunántúli Regionális Adó Főigazgatósága

OJ C 179, 18.6.2011, p. 7–7 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

18.6.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 179/7


Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Baranya Megyei Biróság (Hungary) lodged on 22 February 2011 — Mahagében Kft v Nemzeti Adó és Vámhivatal Dél-dunántúli Regionális Adó Főigazgatósága

(Case C-80/11)

2011/C 179/10

Language of the case: Hungarian

Referring court

Baranya Megyei Biróság

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Mahagében Kft

Defendant: Nemzeti Adó és Vámhivatal Dél-dunántúli Regionális Adó Főigazgatósága

Questions referred

1.

Must Directive 2006/112/EC (1) be interpreted as meaning that a taxable person who fulfils the material conditions for the right to deduct VAT in accordance with the provisions of that Directive may be deprived of his right to deduct by national legislation or practice that prohibits deductions in respect of VAT paid when a product is bought, where the invoice is the only valid document that confirms that the product was sold, and the taxable person is not in possession of any document from the issuer of the invoice which certifies that it was in possession of the product, and could have supplied it or satisfied its obligations as regards declaration? May a Member State require the recipient of the invoice to be in possession of a document proving that it is in possession of the product, or that the product was supplied or delivered to it, to ensure the correct collection of VAT and to prevent evasion under Article 273 of the Directive?

2.

Is the concept of due diligence set out in Paragraph 44(5) of the Hungarian Law on VAT compatible with the principles of neutrality and proportionality already upheld several times by the European Court of Justice in connection with the application of the Directive if, in applying that concept, the tax authority and established case-law require the recipient of the invoice to ascertain whether the issuer of the invoice is a taxable person, whether it has entered goods purchased in its records and is in possession of the purchase invoice, and whether it has satisfied its obligations as to declaration and payment of VAT ?

3.

Must Articles 167 and 178(a) of the Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax be interpreted as meaning that they preclude national legislation or practice that requires a taxable person receiving an invoice to verify compliance with the law by the company issuing the invoice in order for the former to assert his right to deduct?


(1)  Council Directive 2006/112/EC of 28 November 2006 on the common system of value added tax (OJ 2006 L 347, p. 1).


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