Latvia | Changes to VAT Legislation From July 2019

By |August 16th, 2019|

On 30th May 2019, the following main amendments to the Latvian VAT Law were adopted and generally came into effect as of 1st July 2019: The reverse charge VAT regime for supplies of metalwork services is withdrawn. Instead such services which include cutting, bending and welding are subject to VAT. [...]

Latvia | Proposes to Further Cut VAT on Publications to 5% from 12%

By |August 15th, 2019|

Recently, there has been a call to debate a proposal as part of the Latvian 2020 budget to further reduce the VAT rate on books from the reduced 12% rate to the super-reduced 5% rate. This proposal wouldn’t extend to electronic books which are currently taxed at the standard 21% [...]

Latvia – Local customs clearance statements introduced

By |February 25th, 2015|

In order to comply with EU legislation, amendments have been made to Latvian customs legislation. The Latvian authorities are implementing a new method of clearing goods through customs. Local customs clearance statements must now be filed through the electronic portal (Electronic Customs Data Processing System – EMDAS) before goods can [...]


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