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What did the Romans do for VAT Law?

 
Daron Gunson tax consultant with the Parmentier Arthur Group meets VAT consultant Peter Mason who takes a holistic view of life and believes that we still have a lot to learn from the Romans
 
When I met Peter Mason at his office in London's Aldergate Street he proudly showed me an impressive array of law books which he has built up over the years. Some of these are in French or Italian but many are in Latin. He is a great believer in the value of looking to Roman law when addressing current VAT issues. This is because VAT is a European tax and the original members of the EU were countries with civil law jurisdictions which had their foundations in Roman law.
 
He finds that...
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