The 2016 VAT gap report for the 28 EU member states has recently been released
The UK government has released guidance on the VAT impacts of the UK leaving the EU with no deal negotiated
The scope of VAT has been extended to foreign B2C cloud computer services.
Romania is considering postponing cutting the19% VAT rate to 18% for 2019.
Sales and Service tax will replace GST in Malaysia
The standard rate in Russia will increase in 2019
Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an initiative by HMRC to provide a more technologically-driven approach to tax in order to improve efficiency, reduce errors, increase transparency and streamline processes.
To combat the inequality, South Dakota brought a case against Wayfair Inc which said that even if the supplier had no physical nexus in the classic sense, they should still collect and remit sales tax on online sales, to level the playing field with suppliers who do have a nexus.
The Russian standard rate is to increase
Multiple entities can now form VAT groups in Malta
Some reports are suggesting the UK may remain within the EU VAT area following Brexit
Malaysia has announced GST will be reduced to 0% from June 2018
Kuwait's parliament budget committee has announced the postponement of the VAT implementation until 2021
In the recent budget, it was announced that non-Australian entities making supplies of accommodation may be brought into the GST net
As from 1st of July 2018, new VAT regulations implementing a mechanism called Split Payment will come into force for eligible Polish taxpayers. Payment for an invoice will be split between two bank accounts of the seller: net value will be transferred to the regular bank account and the VAT value will be transferred to the VAT bank account.
Hungary will be implementing a real-time SAF-T audit obligation in July 2018. This is the third EU state to introduce the taxing audit requirement. As the trend continues for tax office opting for the SAF-T approach, automated tech solutions should be considered. Read about how VATGlobal's R&D and tech departments are collaborating to develop systems to help our clients...
The trend in business in undeniably a shift towards the provision of services which are provided online. As the world has moved more digital, tax offices around the world want to ensure they have the necessary laws in place to be able to earn their tax revenues accordingly. This has been identified as a key revenue source and therefore an area of major focus for tax offices around the world...
Figures released show levels of VAT compliance in UAE
Businesse not resident in Quebec may have QST registartion obligations if they supply digital services
Romania has increased the VAT registration threshold for resident businesses.
The UK chancellor yesterday released his spring statement, with 3 VAT announcements
The European Commission has issued infringement proceedings to Cyprus, Greece and Malta regarding their VAT treatment of yachts
The FTA in UAE has released details of how overseas businesses not registered for UAE VAT can reclaim UAE VAT incurred.
Singapore is the latest country to apply tax to imported digital services
The standard rate of VAT in South Africa will rise to 15%
The EU and Norway will now cooperate more in the fight against VAT fraud
Bahrain is set to be the 3rd GCC state to implement VAT
The EU has recently released a proposal with 2 key aims to ease the burden of VAT, specifically on smaller businesses
Bahrain announce plans to implement VAT
From 2019, foreign suppliers will need to charge Russian VAT on B2B supplies of e-services
Oman to implement VAT in 2019
Non-established businesses supplying e-services to Turkish customers will shortly have VAT registration obligations in the country.
From a VAT perspective, the impact of Brexit will be significant. Supplies made to and from the UK will, in future, be exports and imports rather than intra-community dispatches and acquisitions. Under the current rules the UK is part of the single market and so goods can move freely between the UK and other EU member states, with VAT generally accounted for under a ‘reverse charge’ type mechanism. Looking forward, such movements will be potentially subject to import VAT, customs duties, and additional levels of administration and bureaucracy. How will the so-called "hard border" between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland impact VAT compliance, fraud and trade in general?
Do you have multiple VAT compliance reporting obligations and no centralised place to manage them? VATGlobal has developed a web-based VAT calendar where you can gain control of all the various VAT returns, EC sales lists, intrastats and other declarations that your company has to file...
On 5 December 2015 at a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council ("ECOFIN"), new VAT regulations were approved
The cryptocurrency is about to breach the $20,000 mark - but do you understand how your BTC transactions will be taxed?
The UK Budget, announced this week, announced some VAT changes
Legislative changes mean that Amazon may now collect sales tax on behalf of merchants
The GST rate applicable to many goods has been reduced
Foreign suppliers of B2C services may have VAT registration obligations from January 2018
Online giants Amazon and Ebay have expressed opinions about their concern over proposed new e-commerce VAT rules.
The VAT registration threshold for established businesses will increase
The implementation of the SAF-T requirements in Norway has been postponed
A recent ECJ case clarifies proportionately of financial guarantees requested by tax authorities
From January 2018, VAT registration obligations may be removed for some non-Slovakian businesses
The Italian government has recently announced that the planned increase in VAT rates will not proceed.
The UK government has released a report on the issue of online retail platforms not assisting fully with online VAT fraud
The EC has recenly issued a letter of formal notice in respect of Hungary's use of the EKAER system
The EC has recently issued a letter of formal notice to Germany in respect of VAT refund violations
The EC has recently proposed a series of changes to existing VAT law to reduce levels of fraud
The European Commission has recently released the 2015 EU VAT gap report
The Switzerland VAT rate is set to revertto 7.7% from January 2018
VATGlobal has finalised the set up of our new operations in the Gulf. As registered VAT agents in the region, we are now certified to assist businesses with their VAT registration, compliance and reporting.
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Changes to VAT rates have been announced in the recent Icelandic budget proposal
The Dutch authorities have outlined their intentions for 2018
The submission deadline for EU VAT claims is fast approaching.
The UAE tax authorities have now released the VAT law ahead of implementation in 2018.
UK Sports retail giant Sports Direct, owned by British businessman Mike Ashley, has been given permission by the UK upper tribunal to appeal a decision letter issued by HMRC.
The UK government has recently published a paper outlining its plans for the movement of goods from the EU going forward
The Saudi tax authorities have given a deadline for businesses to register for VAT
The Romanian tax authority has proposed legislation which would see taxpayers collect VAT in a specified VAT bank account
The UAE authorities have released details of the federal law on tax procedured that will apply to VAT
The latest VAT information from the Saudi authorities has now been released
The ECJ has decided on a case where the Romanian authorities rejected payment of an 8th directive claim
The UAE authorities have recently released further details on how the new VAT system will operate
The pilot scheme for cross-border VAT rulings has been extended
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