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.


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

April 23rd, 2020|Press Room|

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 witnessing a significant uptick in demand. FoodIngredientsFirst takes a closer look [...]

Accordance Diverts 100% of waste from landfill

April 22nd, 2020|Blog|

At Accordance sustainability is an important business practice we strive to incorporate in all areas of our business. A key part of this is how resources are managed. Zero waste to landfill means that when waste leaves our premises, none of it goes to a landfill. 100% is diverted to a more sustainable pathway. So how did we get there? [...]

NBCC | Dutch partner promotes #AtHomeInEurope campaign

April 21st, 2020|Press Room|

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 both benefits and challenges. The campaign, launched by Accordance a [...]

COVID-19 and VAT changes for events hosts

April 20th, 2020|Blog|

VAT Director Rob Janering discusses new VAT reporting obligations for hosted events, seminars and exhibitions as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The spread of COVID-19 across the globe has seen many countries implement lockdown procedures for its citizens and businesses cease to trade.  At the time of writing, some countries have tentative guidance on when lifting of these measures [...]

Brexit & OSS in light of Covid-19 | Prepare and leave nothing to chance

April 15th, 2020|Blog|

It’s a difficult time for many companies, and concerns around health, the security of staff and the long-term economy of the future are making business as usual difficult to contemplate for many. The measures introduced by many EU Tax authorities are easing the immediate burden for businesses that trade cross border, by shifting deadlines, delaying dates when payments are due [...]

UK | Potential deferral of import VAT and duty

April 14th, 2020|UK|

HMRC have announced that businesses who have a duty deferment account and who are in severe financial difficulty as a result of Covid-19 can apply to obtain an extension to the due date for payments which are due on 15 April 2020. It will be necessary to prove that Covid-19 has significantly impacted the business and provide cash flows [...]

Poland | Government delay SAF-T and introduce Covid-19 measures to assist businesses

April 9th, 2020|Poland|

In Poland, the Government has now passed legislation to delay the combined SAF-T monthly filing and Covid-19 measures. SAF-T The Polish Ministry of Finance confirmed the postponement of the go-live date for the combined SAF-T monthly filing (JPK_VAT) for large companies. The implementation date moves from the 1st April 2020 to the 1st July 2020. Covid-19 Furthermore, businesses who, due [...]

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Bloomberg Tax | VAT and the Virus

April 9th, 2020|Press Room|

Our Chairman Nicholas Hallam takes a look at what the future holds for VAT in the EU with the introduction of its one-stop-shop (OSS) VAT e-commerce package drawing closer. Once again, the EU, in the midst of an unforeseen crisis, finds itself under immense structural pressure. How will the bloc manage the conflict between the different needs of its member states, [...]

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

April 8th, 2020|Press Room|

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 written application but this has now changed and for deferrals [...]

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