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.


International Accountant | The Ties That Bind

June 9th, 2020|Press Room|

Andy Spencer considers the issues surrounding Brexit, the One Stop Shop and VAT in the EU. Despite the widespread chaos caused by the coronavirus, at the time of going to print, the Brexit date is fixed – the UK’s transition period will end on 31 December 2020. As of 1 January 2021, our trading rules with the EU will be [...]

Our Bike Week Challenge

June 9th, 2020|Blog|

This week, our equality and diversity network Kaleidoscope teams up with Sovos Accordance Sport and Social group to host the Bike Week Challenge. We’re promoting diversity in the fantastic sport of cycling and hopefully inspiring more people to ride. We’re inspired by Cycling UK’s Bike Week and the #7DaysofCycling challenge.   Bike Week is an annual celebration to showcase cycling. [...]

Germany | Temporary VAT rate cuts as part of fiscal stimulus

June 4th, 2020|Germany|

In Germany, the Government announces VAT cuts to stimulate the economy as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The German Government announced a €300 billion financial package to stimulate the economy. This is as a result of the damage created by the lockdown implemented during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. Amongst several measures, they are to reduce the VAT [...]

World Environment Day | Biodiversity

June 4th, 2020|Blog|

World Environment Day (WED), celebrated in more than 143 countries, is organised by the United Nations to highlight environmental issues. Colombia hosts this year’s WED in partnership with Germany. The World Environment Day theme this year is biodiversity. At present, one million plant and animal species are facing extinction. There has never been a more important time to focus on [...]

Italy | No VAT rate increase in 2021

May 21st, 2020|Italy|

As a result of COVID-19, Italy will not increase the VAT/IVA rates as planned in 2021. The Italian Council of Ministers (Consiglio dei Ministri) approved a decree which includes, amongst other measures, a reversal in their decision to increase the VAT rates as of 1 January 2021. Initially planned for 2020, the increased VAT rates in Italy were as follows: [...]

Togetherness and community across the business is at its strongest

May 20th, 2020|Blog|

It’s clear why a focus on mental well-being is so important for families, schools, workplaces and communities alike, when you consider that 1 in 4 of us in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, with 1 in 6 people in England experiencing a common mental health problem such as anxiety and depression in any given week. [...]

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

May 18th, 2020|Press Room|

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 businesses are seeing sales levels significantly reduced, and in many [...]

Lithuania | Packaging tax for foreign distance sellers

May 14th, 2020|Lithuania|

New obligations for foreign distance sellers making B2C sales of goods in Lithuania. The new rules tackle the use of plastic and other polluting materials. A number of EU Member States have environmental taxes to tackle the use of plastic and other polluting materials. In Lithuania, the Ministry of Environment have recently issued guidance in respect of the liability of [...]

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