Here is where you can find the best analysis, insight and information on international VAT, categorised for your easy reading pleasure. It’s a veritable feast for the mind. In a hurry? Scroll down to find a selection of the latest headlines.
The Malaysian Parliament has recently passed a draft proposal to extend its service tax to foreign supplies of B2C (business-to-consumer) online services as of 1st January 2020. Online services include the provision of software, streaming of music and film, gaming and digital advertising. The Sales and Service Tax (SST) replaced the Malaysian GST regime in 2018. Unlike the GST, it [...]
The Danish tax authorities have been granted the right to request that payment providers, such as credit card issuers, provide them with information related to the payments they process. This will apply to providers that issue cards to private customers and those cards were used to make payments made within the time period from 1st September 2017 to 31st December [...]
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On 7th June 2019, the Polish Ministry of Finance submitted its updated draft bill to enact certain VAT changes to the Polish Parliament. Key within this changes was the request to delay the launch date of its extended SAF-T system, which will be a replacement for the VAT return (SAF-T stands for Standard Audit File for Tax scheme). Under the [...]
Changes have been made to Norway’s VAT legislation providing that as of 1st July 2019, electronic books, magazines and journals magazines are subject to VAT at the zero rate. Before this date, these supplies were subject to VAT at the 25% standard rate albeit that their printed versions were already enjoying the zero VAT rate. This amendment was part of [...]
The Croatian government has made the following clarifications and amendments to its VAT legislation in order to harmonise with current EU law: VAT exemption for sales of exports by a Croatian supplier to an EU-based buyer when the goods are dispatched directly from the Croatian supplier to a third country final buyer. The Croatian Tax Administration has clarified that [...]
The Norwegian tax office recently announced that the deadline for non-resident companies to submit VAT recovery claims in Norway for VAT incurred in 2018 has been postponed to 30th September 2019. Generally, Norway allows foreign businesses that buy goods and services for business purposes in Norway to reclaim the VAT they paid on those supplies. They can do this by [...]
Tax consultancy Accordance VAT is piloting a compressed four-day working week for its 140 staff in Brighton in order to improve employee wellbeing and work-life balance. The six-week pilot started on 1 July 2019 and will run until 9 August, followed by a second trial phase from 12 August 2019. Employee volunteers will work 7.45 hours per day, including a 45-minute lunch break, [...]
Spain has introduced important amendments to the technical specifications of the Spanish Immediate Supply of Information System (known as the SII) which will have effect from 1st October 2019. The SII, which launched on 1st July 2017, requires taxpayers to electronically report their invoice data in XML file format in near real-time through the Spanish tax authorities’ e-platform. It generally affects [...]
Greece has extended the application of discounted VAT rates to five Aegean islands until the end of the year. This favourable tax regime was previously due to expire on 30th June 2019. Currently, the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros benefit from a 30% discount to the normal Greek rates of VAT. Therefore, VAT is applied at a [...]
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