As a local government administration in Belgium (Wallonia), we have to account VAT in fixed asset value for both National VAT and intracom VAT.
It the VAT is not included, the valuation and depereciation process is false regarding our accounting rules.
In standard, there is no easy way to do that in local VAT or intracom VAT context. This late case is even more complicated to workaround and implies quite complex configuration and business process
As this is legal requirementfor public sector (Belgium Wallonia at least), this feature should be included in standard.