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    Further to our recent story, Slovenia has scrapped plans to increase its VAT rate by two percent.  The rate rise was rejected by one member of the four-party coalition due to conc...
    Slovenia should this week confirm whether it will increase the standard rate of VAT from 22% to 24%. If confirmed, it is likely that the increase will be effective from 1 May 2014....
    In an appeal recently heard by the First Tier Tribunal (“FTT”), a small business was unsuccessful in having penalties imposed by HMRC reduced or removed.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe taxpayer wa...
    Further to our recent story on speculation surrounding VAT rate increases in Luxembourg, prime minister Xavier Bettel has now confirmed that increases will come into force from 1 J...
    We recently reported on the upcoming changes to the VAT rules in South Africa requiring foreign suppliers of e-commerce services to register for VAT in South Africa and account for...
    Within the 2014 UK budget, the chancellor of the exchequer has announced a number of changes in the area of VAT.\r\n\r\nMOSS\r\n\r\nAs we have previously announced, the changes to the plac...

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EU VAT Compliance & Savings Guide

Most businesses are looking to identify savings opportunities and improve cash-flow but it is also important that businesses are VAT compliant.

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EU VAT Rates

This information is correct at the time of publishing (01/01/14) but may change at any time. This listing is produced for general guideline purposes only – for detailed information about any particular country and/or threshold, please contact us.

Country
Country Code
Super Reduced Rate (%)
Reduced Rate (%)
Standard Rate (%)

Austria
AT
10
12 (19**)
20

Belgium
BE
6
12
21

Bulgaria
BG
N/A
9
20

Croatia
HR
5
13
22

Cyprus
CY
5
9
19

Czech Republic
CZ
N/A
15
21

Denmark
DK
N/A
0
25

Estonia
EE
N/A
9
20

Finland
FI
10
14
24

France
FR
2.1
5.5/ 10
20

Germany
DE
N/A
7
19

Greece
EL
N/A
6.5/ 13
23

Hungary
HU
N/A
5/ 18
27

Ireland
IE
4.8/ 9
13.5
23

Italy
IT
4
10
22

Latvia
LV
N/A
12
21

Lithuania
LT
5
6/ 9
21

Luxembourg
LU
3
6/ 12
15

Malta
MT
N/A
5 / 7
18

Netherlands
NL
N/A
6
21

Norway*
NO
N/A
0/ 8/ 15
25

Poland
PL
5
8
23

Portugal
PT
6
13
23

Romania
RO
5
9
24

Slovakia
SK
N/A
10
20

Slovenia
SI
N/A
9.5
22

Spain
ES
4
10
21

Sweden
SE
6
12
25

Switzerland*
CH
2.5
3.8
8

United [...]

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VAT Registration Guide

Where you have an established business, it’s likely that you’ve registered for VAT; but it may also be necessary to obtain non-resident VAT Registrations in additional countries where you’re trading.

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ERP Coding VAT Guide

It’s crucial that companies working cross-border implement and maintain correct ERP VAT coding.

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Intrastat Reporting Thresholds

This information is correct at the time of publishing (03/02/14) but may change at any time. This listing is produced for general guideline purposes only – for detailed information about any particular country and/or threshold, please contact us.

Country
Arrivals
Dispatches
Currency

 Austria
 550,000
 550,000
 EUR

 Belgium*
 700,000
 1,000,000
 EUR

 Bulgaria*
 360,000
 210,000
 BGN

 Croatia
 1,200,000
 1,200,000
 HRK

 Cyprus*
 100,000
 55,000
 EUR

 Czech Republic
 8,000,000
 8,000,000
 CZK

 Denmark
 6,000,000
 5,000,000
 DKK

 Estonia*
 200,000
 130,000
 EUR

 Finland*
 500,000
 500,000
 EUR

 France*
 460,000
 More than 460,000: detailed Intrastat,Less than 460,000: simplified Intrastat (EC Sales Listing)
 EUR

 Germany
 500,000
 500,000
 EUR

 Greece
 100,000
 90,000
 EUR

 Hungary*
 100,000,000
 100,000,000
 HUF

 Ireland
 191,000
 635,000
 EUR

 Italy
More than 50,000: monthly Intrastat (EC Purchase listing); Less than [...]

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Shared Service Centre Reviews

A Shared Service Centre (SSCs) can be an effective means of optimising finance functions – particularly in large multi-territory businesses. But the VAT compliance issues that naturally arise as a consequence of creating an SSC structure can be relatively neglected in the set-up and management of the centre.

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    Events companies can face complex VAT issues when organising an event abroad.

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  • Global Business

    Manage VAT effectively to meet regulations, avoid exposure to penalties and maximise opportunities for efficiencies.

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  • International Start-Ups

    Compliance is commercially critical for dynamic businesses expanding internationally

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