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    The EU’s VAT Forum has released its mid-term review on the status of the EU cross border rulings (CBR) scheme which we reported about in January this year. All participating Memb...
    France currently treats admission to live sporting events as VAT exempt.  This has been the case since VAT was introduced as at the time, it levied an entertainment tax on such ev...
    The Czech Government has formally approved a new second reduced rate of VAT of 10%.  It is due to be introduced on 1 January, 2015 and will apply to foodstuffs, medications for hu...
    The French President, Francois Hollande has confirmed recently his will to strengthen the country’s attractiveness to importers by implementing several new customs measures for b...
    The ECJ in Granton Advertising BV: C-461/12 has determined that discount cards which entitle customers to receive goods and services at discounted prices are not VAT exempt financi...
    From the 1 July 2014, Denmark will apply the extended reverse charge to domestic supplies of consumer electronic goods such as mobile devices, laptops and computers and games conso...

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Helpful VAT Resources

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 (01/06/14) 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 (%)
Partking Rate (%)

Austria
AT
-
10
20
12

Belgium
BE
-
6 / 12
21
12

Bulgaria
BG
-
9
20
 -

Croatia
HR
-
5 / 13
25
 -

Cyprus
CY
-
5 / 9
19
 -

Czech Republic
CZ
-
15
21
 -

Denmark
DK
-
-
25
 -

Estonia
EE
-
9
20
 -

Finland
FI
-
10 / 14
24
 -

France
FR
2.1
5.5/ 10
20
 -

Germany
DE
-
7
19
 -

Greece
EL
-
6.5/ [...]

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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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Broad Experience of Sectors and Markets

  • E-Commerce

    Online business is increasing rapidly and it is crucial that international VAT obligations are met.

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  • Event Companies

    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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