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Finland | Implementation of EU’s ‘Quick Fixes’ for VAT into law

January 30th, 2020|Finland|

Finland approved changes to it VAT legislation to implement the EU’s ‘Quick Fixes’ into Finnish VAT law. As a result, the changes are effective from 1 January 2020. The changes mainly relate to the implementation of the EU temporary cross-border transaction simplifications known as the ‘Quick Fixes’. The ‘Quick Fixes’ aim to provide simplifications to VAT treatment that applies when [...]

UK | New Year, New EU

January 16th, 2020|UK|

​​#GetBrexitDone. While the simplicity of the message belies the complexity of the task, the UK election result does give us a better idea of Brexit timelines. ​​A resounding Conservative majority means that Johnson’s Brexit bill passed easily through the House of Commons in December 2019. So it is now in the latter stages of becoming law. ​​As Mr. Johnson assured [...]

At Home in Europe

January 14th, 2020|Blog|

We are European VAT Experts – 70% of us were born on the continent and we speak over 30 languages. To give you a flavour of how European we are, we asked our VAT experts do the talking by asking what the #EU means to them… JACK OAKLEY BORN & BRED IN: LONDON FAVOURITE PLACE: BURANO “I am a [...]

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EU Reporter | #Brexit – What will happen post UK general election?

January 7th, 2020|Press Room|

The UK’s election is over; the Conservatives have their largest majority for over thirty years. In the end, it was simple for Johnson, as straightforward as the opinion polls had suggested it would be throughout the campaign. Partly because of the clarity and relentlessness of his messaging (the slogan ‘Get Brexit Done’ has rasped in the ears of the nation [...]

EU | Member States combat e-Commence VAT fraud with payment data

January 7th, 2020|EU|

Last month the European Commission (EC) issued a statement concerning an agreement by EU Member States to improve the EU VAT system by requiring reporting of data with regard to online purchases. The initial proposals date back to December 2018. The EC tabled two legislative proposals concerning the transmission and exchange of VAT-relevant payment data: Directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC as [...]

EU | European Commission agrees simplified VAT rules for SMEs from 2025

January 6th, 2020|EU|

The European Parliament recently commented on the European Commission's (EC) amended draft of proposals on a simplified VAT regime for SMEs.  The new SME VAT rules, coming into force by the beginning of 2025, are: A VAT Directive amendment to revise the rules on VAT exemption for small enterprises; in addition to A simplification of VAT obligations for both exempt [...]

Croatia | Legislation approved to implement EU four VAT ‘Quick Fixes’ into law

December 31st, 2019|Croatia|

The Croatian government passed amendments to the VAT law, including the introduction of the EU’s ‘Quick Fixes’.  In Croatia, the four VAT 'Quick Fixes' and other amendments will take effect as of 1 January 2021. EU’s ‘Quick Fixes’ The main proposed amendment relates to the implementation of the EU temporary cross-border transaction simplifications known as the ‘Quick Fixes’. The ‘Quick [...]

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Malta | Government introduce EU’s four ‘Quick Fixes’ for VAT

December 12th, 2019|Malta|

The Maltese government recently adopted into Maltese VAT law the provisions for the simplifications to the cross-border supply of goods within the EU; also known as the 'Quick Fixes'. As a result, the Malta four Quick Fixes laws come into force as of 1 January 2020. The ‘Quick Fixes’ aim to provide clarity and guidance on the correct VAT treatment [...]

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