The EU's Economic & Financial Affairs Council ("ECOFIN") has announced that they have not been able to come to an agreement regarding reduced VAT rates on e-Books to match printed books
The Dutch government has introduced a new reverse charge rule for telecommunications services.
Saudi Arabia has become the first GCC member state to release its draft VAT legislation
Switzerland plans to apply the reduced rate to e-publications
The Italian authorities have announced increases in VAT rates from 2018
Removal of relief could possibly be delayed by a year
The VAT registration thresholds in the Isle of Man have been amended.
The reduced rating of e-books moved a step closer after a recent vote
The implementation of VAT in Qatar is a step closer
The French authorities have amended the list of countries where businesses will require fiscal representation to be VAT registered
HMRC have announced a consultation into the introduction of a new reverse charge mechanism in the construction industry
The PST rate in the province of Saskatchewan is due to increase
Estonia has been granted permission to increase its VAT registration threshold
Legal action is being brought against Uber regarding unpaid UK VAT
Introduction of VAT in the UAE drawing ever closer
The Spanish VAT authorities are implementing rigorous new reporting requirements from from July 1st 2017. Not all businesses will be obligated to adhere to the rules, but those that are eligible should take the necessary steps now to ensure they will be compliant
Further updates regarding the introduction of VAT in the GCC countries
Following the UK budget, the UK VAT registration threshold for UK established entities will rise
The ECJ has given a further interpretation on whether reduced VAT rates might be applicable to e-books.
Changes to the Hungarian rules from 1 July 2017
Australia is removing a GST exemption for low value goods
A recent ECJ case found in favour of a taxpayer who made zero rated intra-community supplies
Belgian rules concerning prepayments for quarterly filers are being removed
The Australian courts have confirmed that the services of Uber drivers match those of taxi and limousine services
The Swiss VAT law changed with effect from 1.1.17 concerning the VAT registration threshold
Saudi Arabia has become the first GCC country to officially approve the GCC VAT framework
Taiwan is the latest country to introduce new rules around sales of e-services
Serbia has followed the EU in implementing new rules around B2C supplies of e-services
The Argentian government has made moves to increase tourism to the country
The recently approved 2017 Portuguese budget featured changes concerning import VAT
The rules around payment of import VAT in Norway changed from 1 January 2017
The VAT rate applicable to certain foods supplied in France may be set to increase
The Polish tax authority have launched a public consultation regarding the VAT rates applied to digital books and similar items
A new Romanian VAT rate has been introduced.
More overseas online sellers are registering for UK VAT
The Bulgarian authorities have announced the introduction of TOMS for wholesale supplies, in line with EU law.
The EC has recently released a paper outlining proposals which radically change VAT obligations for e-commerce businesses.
With the introduction of the UCC in May 2016, non-EU businesses will face more barriers when trying to import goods into the EU - specifically into Germany, who have changed their enforcement of the rules relating to importer of record status
The Indian government will implement a new digital service tax from 1 December 2016
Following UK law changes, Amazon are suspending Amazon accounts of non-compliant sellers
The Dutch supreme court has issued a ruling on the VAT rate applicbale to sales of toothpaste and sun cream.
The Croatian tax authorities have proposed changes to the VAT rates in uses in Croatia
A report has been published concerning responses to the commission's consultation on VAT rates applicable to e-publications.
The Greek authorities have introduced changes making VAT compliance easier for EU entities.
Amazon are launching a pilot scheme aimed at easing VAT compliance for sellers.
The Italian government has proposed changes to VAT reporting.
Amazon has recently amended its guidelines in respect of products provided in exchange for reviews.
Recent CJEU cases have provided taxpayers with support for input tax deduction.
The Belgian authorities have confirmed that a certified destination document can be used as evidence to make an exempt intra-community supply of goods.
The Lithuanian government has introduced new requirements for taxpayers.
The UK Finance bill 2016 became law with effect from this week, and contains legislation applicable to online traders.
The European commission has recently announced the VAT gap figures for 2014.
The Egyptian government has approved a VAT rate of 13% for the 2016-17 fiscal year
From 2017, a new extended VAT return featuring 19 rather than 11 boxes will be introduced in Norway.
Non-established businesses selling certain electronic services B2C to customers in New Zealand are required to charge GST from 1 October 2016.
Sweden considering the introduction of a registration threshold for resident businesses.
Netherlands looking to update process for claiming bad debt relief
Hungary may apply the reduced rate to supplies of internet services
China is to postpone the full implementation of the new VAT regime on goods purchased by consumers from aboard.
Non-resident providers of these services will be required to VAT register in Israel, collect and remit VAT. Digital services provided to Israeli businesses will be taxed under the reverse charge regime.