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Payment card interchange fees were anti-competitive, CJEU confirms

The level of fees charged by a credit card provider to cover the cost of processing card payments had "restrictive effects on competition", the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled. 15 Sep 2014

CJEU to be asked to rule on whether card handling fee payments trigger VAT liabilities

The UK First-tier Tax Tribunal will ask the EU's highest court for a ruling on whether companies that impose card handling fees and are involved in the processing of transactions can benefit from an exemption to the application of VAT on those services. 11 Sep 2014

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