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UK VAT changes on the sale of goods to customers

Post-Brexit UK VAT changes on the sale of goods to customers

It’s important for businesses outside of the UK (mainly those in Europe) to note the VAT changes of the sale of goods to customers that will come into effect post the Brexit transition period. This article highlights the coming changes and details what non-resident businesses can do to prepare for these changes.  From 1 January […]

Amazon API

If you sell goods online via Amazon, you will need to download relevant sales reports from Seller Central in order to file VAT returns. vatglobal automates this process using an API. An API is simply a set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access another service. Amazon allows accredited businesses [...]
VAT cut a welcome reprieve for Ireland’s tourism sector

VAT cut a welcome reprieve for Ireland’s tourism sector

The Irish hospitality and tourism sector has been thrown a lifeline in the form of a 4.5% cut in the VAT rate. The VAT rate will be cut from 13.5% to 9% from November 1, 2020. Irish Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he made the decision as a result of the "unprecedented challenges" facing [...]
Oman introduces 5% VAT

Oman introduces 5% VAT Rate to stabilize falling GDP

Oman will be levying a 5% vat rate on most goods and services from 1 April 2021. The Omani government announced the new VAT regime via local state-run TV this week.  Oman is hoping the introduction of VAT will boost it’s revenue after the drops in oil prices and the effects of the Covid Pandemic. […]

GB-EU Border Control

GB-EU Border Control: Everything you need to know about VAT

Fine-tuning the UK-EU border control is one of the ways the UK Government is ramping up its preparations for the end of the transition period. The guide provides further details on how the GB-EU border will work and the actions that traders, hauliers and passengers need to take. With 80 days to go until the […]

PaaS and VAT

PaaS and VAT: A Growing Industry with growing tax pitfalls

The rapidly evolving PaaS (Platform as a Service) industry has experienced significant growth in recent years as more organisations look to leverage the potential of cloud capabilities with agility and flexibility.  For example, the worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to grow 17% in 2020 to a total of $266.4 billion, up from $227.8 […]

Customs Clearance – Who can act as the declarant?

Importers must consider the practical issues relating to customs clearance. Many countries require that you appoint a local agent to act as importer of record - this is independent of VAT compliance The EU legislation relating to the importation of goods by businesses who are not established in the EU is very complex and varies [...]
VAT and sport

Ditch the VAT, Save Lives and Jobs

Why governments shouldn't be applying VAT on exercise services By Gareth Kobrin  In these unsettling times, these three things are certain: One. Never has personal health and fitness been more important. Two. We want our governing bodies to create policies and rules that encourage good health.  Three. We have to stimulate small businesses so that [...]

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