Finland | Implementation of EU’s ‘Quick Fixes’ for VAT into law

By |January 30th, 2020|

Finland approved changes to it VAT legislation to implement the EU’s ‘Quick Fixes’ into Finnish VAT law. As a result, the changes are effective from 1 January 2020. The changes mainly relate to the implementation of the EU temporary cross-border transaction simplifications known as the ‘Quick Fixes’. The ‘Quick Fixes’ [...]

Finland / Restricts Foreign Companies’ Simplified VAT Registration From 1st May 2019

By |July 3rd, 2019|

Recent changes to Finnish VAT law have restricted the option to apply for a simplified registration (known as notification duty) which can be used by foreign companies. Now, the notification duty will no longer be applicable to foreign businesses that in addition to undertaking intra-community trade that involves Finland: Buy [...]

Finland | 2019 Changes to VAT Law Include Cutting VAT on Digital Publications

By |March 2nd, 2019|

Newly enacted legislation has amended the Finnish VAT law as set out below. From 1st January 2019 new rules came into effect under recently implemented EU Directives The Vouchers Directive (Council Directive (EU) 2016/1065) introduces rules for the harmonised VAT treatment of vouchers (coupons) in the EU; and EU Directive [...]

Finland | Changes For Import VAT Recovery

By |January 10th, 2018|

Since January 1st 2018, Finland has implement new procedures on how to report VAT incurred on imports. This has been achieved with the introduction of the “postponed accounting” procedure which means VAT-registered businesses will no longer pay VAT at customs when the goods enter Finland. Instead the import VAT will [...]

Finland – Supreme Court confirms books on CD or memory stick are subject to the Finnish standard VAT rate

By |January 16th, 2015|

The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court has reaffirmed that the standard VAT rate of 24% must apply to audio or e-books and books on CD-ROM or USB sticks. They argue that books that are not presented in a similar matter to printed books do not satisfy the same needs of an [...]

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