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Canada to tax digital services provided by foreign companies
Canada to tax digital services provided by foreign companies

Canada to tax digital services provided by foreign companies

Canada is to tax cross-border digital services, effective from July 2021. Consequently, non-resident businesses providing digital services to customers in Canada will have to start charging sales tax. Many digital vendors will now have to register  for GST/HST in Canada.  Up to now, only digital services businesses with local operations have had to charge customers […]

How Importers and Exporters can increase Import VAT Savings
How Importers and Exporters can increase Import VAT Savings

How Importers and Exporters can increase Import VAT Savings

For many companies, finding ways to increase import VAT savings can feel overwhelming and difficult to implement. You wouldn’t be incorrect in thinking. It is complex to unlock Import VAT savings while ensuring 100% VAT compliance.  In short, optimising operations is about more than meeting minimal VAT compliance obligations. Ultimately, it’s about leveraging VAT regulations […]

Moldova introduces digital services VAT for non-resident companies
Moldova introduces digital services VAT for non-resident companies

Moldova introduces digital services VAT for non-resident companies

Moldova has amended the VAT regulations for non-resident digital services businesses that provide electronic services to customers in Moldova.    The change to the Moldovan Tax Code, introduced in April 2020, requires all non-resident businesses that provide specified digital service to register for VAT. Note that there is no threshold for registration. If your business engages […]

Brexit B2C regulations: Same rules to apply to UK B2C services to EU and non-EU customers
Brexit B2C regulations: Same rules to apply to UK B2C services to EU and non-EU customers

Brexit B2C regulations: Same rules to apply to UK B2C services to EU and non-EU customers

UK businesses are exempt from VAT in many types of B2C transactions with customers outside of the UK. VAT exemptions apply to several services provided to non-UK customers, including advertising, financial services and consulting.  However, the VAT exemption did not apply to B2C services provided to customers in EU countries, in line with European regulations. […]

Beating the Black Friday Blues: Don’t let complex European VAT rules take the shine off your e-commerce success
Beating the Black Friday Blues: Don’t let complex European VAT rules take the shine off your e-commerce success

Beating the Black Friday Blues: Don’t let complex European VAT rules take the shine off your e-commerce success

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are boom times for e-commerce retailers. If you sell goods to customers online, Black Friday means three things: sales, sales, sales. But sales means VAT, and VAT means compliance. A Black Friday sales spike is great for business, but it could have serious and complex implications in terms of […]

Northern Ireland seen as part of the UK for VAT. But Not.
Northern Ireland seen as part of the UK for VAT. But Not.

Northern Ireland seen as part of the UK for VAT. But Not.

There have been some interesting developments regarding Brexit’s VAT implications of late. One of those is the UK and EU’s different views on how Northern Ireland should be treated for VAT. This week, HMRC published its policy and guidance on how businesses should account for VAT on goods traded between Northern Ireland and Great Britain. […]

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