VAT News

Portugal-Import VAT deferment

In the recently announced 2017 Portuguese budget, it was announced that from September 2017, business registered for Portuguese VAT will be able to account for import VAT at the time of submission of the periodic VAT return.

Previously, import VAT had to be paid at the time the goods entered Portugal from a non-EU destination, with input tax recovery effected upon the VAT return. This change means that businesses will declare and recover import VAT at the same time.

The change will only apply to certain imported goods, and the business must have a good compliance record to use this method.

Related articles

HMRC Opens Investigation into Uber Over £1bn Unpaid VAT

HMRC is looking to whether Uber should be classified as a transportation company, and therefore liable to pay VAT in the UK.

Read more
UAE Averaging 8,000 VAT Refunds Every Day

500 days since it's introduction, VAT refunds in the UAE are soaring.

Read more
UK MP Calls for Scrapping VAT Applied to Sunscreen

UK MP Chris Bryant calls for scrapping the 20% VAT rate applied to sunscreen products, encouraging more people to regularly use it.

Read more