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Optimising automotive industry VAT compliance: A tech-driven solution
Optimising automotive industry VAT compliance: A tech-driven solution

Optimising automotive industry VAT compliance: A tech-driven solution

The automotive industry faces particularly complicated VAT challenges.  Automotive manufacturing is a complex process, involving a dizzying array of components and specialised machinery. In addition, globalised  trade has seen automotive firms optimise costs by manufacturing parts in multiple countries. Let’s consider a few of the VAT compliance complexities faced by the automotive industry – so […]

Kenya introduces digital services tax
Kenya introduces digital services tax

Kenya introduces digital services tax

Kenya has joined the growing list of countries that have introduced a digital services tax (DST). DST will be charged on digital services supplied to users in Kenya, according to specified criteria (please contact a VAT expert for full clarity on determining user location).  Authorities made provision for the DST in Kenya’s Finance Act of […]

Mandatory e-filing of VAT returns takes effect in Switzerland
Mandatory e-filing of VAT returns takes effect in Switzerland

Mandatory e-filing of VAT returns takes effect in Switzerland

Switzerland has introduced mandatory e-filing of VAT returns. As of 1 January 2021, any business registered for VAT in Switzerland must file VAT returns electronically.  Swiss authorities have established an electronic system which allows for e-filing. E-filing was already available in Switzerland on an optional basis, but uptake had been relatively low. Two platforms for […]

Greece moves mandatory e-books and e-invoicing to 1 April 2021
Greece moves mandatory e-books and e-invoicing to 1 April 2021

Greece moves mandatory e-books and e-invoicing to 1 April 2021

Greece has announced that it will start implementing mandatory e-invoicing and e-books from 1 April 2021. Greece had previously intended to implement mandatory e-books submission in 2020. According to Greek authorities, they are delaying implementation  partly due to difficulties caused by the Covid pandemic.  Greece’s move towards mandatory electronic submission is part of a global […]

Pharmaceutical industry VAT compliance: Time for a VAT health check?
Pharmaceutical industry VAT compliance: Time for a VAT health check?

Pharmaceutical industry VAT compliance: Time for a VAT health check?

The pharmaceutical industry’s VAT compliance challenges are considerable. This article considers some of the  complexities the pharmaceutical industry faces meeting its global VAT compliance obligations. We also detail why optimising VAT compliance is good business – and why a specialist global VAT service is so invaluable. Navigating pharmaceutical industry VAT regulations  Firstly,  there are the […]

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