The Accountant | How are tax authorities assisting businesses in overcoming COVID-19?

By |May 18th, 2020|

The world is currently facing its biggest global crisis since the Second World War. These extraordinary times are seeing unprecedented measures being taken by Governments across the globe to stop the spread of COVID-19, Russell Hughes writes. As a result of stringent policies being implemented by Governments, the majority of [...]

IEG Policy | Food businesses urged to be aware of VAT obligations as sales rocket during COVID outbreak

By |May 14th, 2020|

Russell Hughes, VAT consultant, highlights the requirements for paying VAT on business to consumer sales (B2C) and business to business sales (B2B) and looks at the EU’s Four Quick Fixes that were implemented in January this year. The UK food industry is currently thriving in an economy which has seen [...]

Accountancy Daily | Food and drink industry face Brexit VAT bill

By |May 7th, 2020|

Now that the UK is in the transition period after leaving the EU, Accordance’s VAT consultant Russell Hughes unpicks the menu of obstacles facing the food and drink sector trading across borders, keeping friction down and wastage low. The UK government have made its first official announcement on what cross-border [...]

Accountancy Daily | COVID-19: Inconsistent VAT reliefs create business confusion across EU

By |May 5th, 2020|

While deferred VAT payments has been used by Governments in Europe to ease the financial burden of struggling businesses in their own countries, an inconsistent approach to COVID-19 VAT reliefs is creating a confusing picture, argues Director of Professional Services Andy Spencer. VAT is probably one of the last things [...]

Food Ingredients First | Navigating VAT-related challenges for high-demand exports during COVID-19

By |April 23rd, 2020|

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has already impacted consumer behavior in the short-term and there are forecasts it will leave a lasting impression in the consumer mindset. While businesses are struggling due to lockdowns, quarantine measures and to some extent, global supply chain fracturing, there are several number of food businesses [...]

NBCC | Dutch partner promotes #AtHomeInEurope campaign

By |April 21st, 2020|

Our Dutch partner NBCC has promoted our #AtHomeInEurope on their website. The #AtHomeInEurope campaign is a three-pronged intervention, with measures to support the Accordance's staff, its clients, and the wider community throughout this unprecedented crisis. As many businesses are currently experiencing, taking an entire company out of the office brings [...]

NBCC | Andy Spencer updates members on latest Covid-19 Dutch VAT measures

By |April 8th, 2020|

For the second time in recent weeks, our Director of Professional Services Andy Spencer has updated NBCC members of the latest Covid-19 VAT measures in their newsletter. The Dutch Tax Authorities have made a change to the process of obtaining a deferral of VAT payments. They had previously required a [...]

The New European | EU cooperation is more important than ever. We need a Brexit delay

By |April 6th, 2020|

We’re living through a situation that almost no one saw coming, and no one was prepared for. I’m not going to use this article to throw my voice behind the chorus of recriminations or celebrations of different nations’ measures for dealing with the pandemic. Only time will tell who managed [...]

Accountancy Daily | Covid-19: EU Tax Authority tracker monitors cross-border VAT changes

By |March 31st, 2020|

As EU governments make rapid changes to VAT reporting and payment schedules in light of the coronavirus pandemic, tax authorities across member states are taking very different approaches, with complex schemes with disparate qualifying criteria, payment deferrals and some taking no action as yet Many tax authorities across Europe have [...]

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