NICOSIA; February 24, 2014 — The Cypriot Ministry of Finance has made the choice of lxr.CCN to provide its national Trans-European applications with a unified standard interface to exchange messages to/from CCN Network (both CCN/CSI and CCN Intranet channels) and at the same time to facilitate the transition towards CCN2, which can be seen as a major evolution of the current CCN network.
lxr.CCN shields the technical complexity of the CSI API from calling applications through the use of a standard Web Service interface and increases the overall resilience of the architecture by implementing clustering and failover mechanisms as part of a wider Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
The first application that will benefit from lxr.CCN services is MOSS (Mini One Stop Shop), which should enter into production on 1st January 2015. MOSS will allow taxable persons supplying telecommunication services, television and radio broadcasting services and electronically supplied services to non-taxable persons in Member States in which they do not have an establishment to account for the VAT due on those supplies via a web-portal in the Member State in which they are identified. This scheme is optional, and is a simplification measure following the change to the VAT place of supply rules, in that the supply takes place in the Member State of the customer, and not the Member State of the supplier. This scheme allows these taxable persons to avoid registering in each Member State of consumption.
More information about lxr.CCN can be found here.