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A green, yellow and white Brexit

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The terms of the draft transition agreement, which has been agreed in principle by the EU27, was duly unveiled in different colours by the Brexit negotiators in order to show those parts of the text that are agreed (highlighted in green), those where the policy is agreed but the wording is not (yellow) and those where there is no agreement as yet (not highlighted).
What does it mean for tax? 
The position on customs duties is in the green channel.  The existing customs arrangements are set to remain in place until the end of the transition period (31 December 2020), so that imports and exports of goods between the UK and EU27 despatched on or before that date will be duty free (even if they have not reached their final destination). After that, who knows? The position will turn on the shape of any trade deal with the EU. Absent any agreement, and given the UK government’s undertaking to file WTO schedules based on the existing EU arrangements, the EU common external tariff will apply to imports and exports from and to the EU27.
Also in green, EU law will apply during the transition period and the UK will be treated as an EU member state for these purposes (even though technically it will not be). So important directives, such as the EU parent subsidiary directive and interest and royalties directive, will continue to apply to eliminate withholding taxes on cross-border payments. This also extends to new laws and directives: so, for example, it looks as though the UK will have to implement ATAD and ATAD2 but not enhanced cooperation measures.
A little oddly perhaps, VAT is in yellow. In principle, it is agreed that the Principal VAT Directive will continue to apply in the UK during the transition period and rights and obligations from transactions occurring in the transition period (that’s input tax and output tax to you and me) will remain enforceable for five years after the end of the transition period.  
One part that remains firmly in white, perhaps unsurprisingly, is the scope of the jurisdiction of the CJEU.