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.
Welcome to Amsterdam! To celebrate World Tourism Day 2019, we’ve put together our top tips for exploring our home from home on the continent. Amsterdam is a beautifully vibrant and historical city. There’s so much to do and discover by just ambling through the beautiful canal-lined streets. We’ve put together some tips and links to give you a flavour of [...]
Welcome to Brighton! To celebrate World Tourism Day 2019, we’ve put together our top tips for exploring the city. Since we are a diverse workforce, we understand the role that tourism has on everything - from culture to creating jobs. So, for this post, we looked no further than our four Brighton walls to gather some tips for anyone that [...]
According to a new Revenue and Customs brief, HMRC will delay the implementation of the domestic reverse charge VAT for construction and building services until 1 October 2020. The charge was due to come into force on 1 October 2019. As a result of HMRC contacting Industry representatives, there was concerns that some construction businesses are not ready. This new [...]
On 1st September 2019 the so-called Polish "White list" came into effect. The new electronic register of Polish VAT payers will be kept by the Head of the National Tax Administration. In addition, it is available on the Ministry of Finance's website. More details can be found in our earlier article published here. Business Impact There is a key new [...]
Member States lost EUR 137 billion in VAT revenues in 2017, according to the VAT Gap study by the European Commission (EC) on 5 September 2019. The VAT Gap measures the effectiveness of VAT enforcement and compliance measures in each Member State. Most importantly, it provides an estimate of revenue loss as a result of: Fraud and evasion Tax avoidance [...]
[Re: Theresa May’s rule change kicked foreign graduates like me out – now Boris is reversing the injustice] It’s not until now that I have agreed with anything that the current administration advocates. As the managing director of a business whose workforce is around 67 per cent non-UK nationals, which works to enable cross-border trade and relies on good working [...]
EU tax authorities could increase auditing of MOSS traders and distance sellers following a reporting from the European Court of Auditors (ECA). On 16 July 2019, the ECA published its report on the vulnerability of E-commerce to evasion of VAT and customs duties. According to the report, many challenges in collecting correct amounts of VAT and customs duties on e-commerce [...]
Romania proceeds with plans for a pilot of Standard Audit File for Tax (SAF-T) for large taxpayers in January 2020. The Romanian tax authorities often look to their Polish counterparts for guidance on introducing new tax legislation and reporting guidelines. Therefore, it’s no surprise to see them follow suit in announcing plans for the adoption of SAF-T. Poland is one [...]
Analysis of the EU Four VAT “Quick Fixes”, cross-border VAT changes, coming into force in January 2020. Few businesses in the food sector are as aware as they should be about the upcoming EU Four VAT ‘Quick Fixes’, writes Alex Smith. They are going to come into force in January 2020 and will have a significant impact on food [...]
At Budget 2018, the UK Government announced its intention to introduce a new tax on businesses producing or importing plastic packaging. Following this, HM Treasury (HMT) launched a consultation exercise concerning the new tax in February 2019. During the consultation period, the government engaged directly with over 200 organisations. This included manufacturers, retailers, environmental charities and other experts to discuss [...]
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