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.


Malaysia / Moves Closer to Launching 6% Service Tax on Imported B2C Digital Services in 2020

July 16th, 2019|Malaysia, Non-EU|

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 [...]

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July 15th, 2019|Blog|

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Poland / Parliament Receives Proposal to Replace VAT Returns with SAF-T

July 15th, 2019|Poland|

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 [...]

Croatia / Amends VAT Law to Comply with EU-Led Initiatives

July 14th, 2019|Croatia|

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 [...]

Accordance VAT pilots four-day working week

July 11th, 2019|Press Room|

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 / Restrictive Changes to Immediate Supply of Information System Effective October 2019

July 9th, 2019|Spain|

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 [...]

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