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.


Sweden | Plan to Reduce VAT on Digital Books from July 2019

April 15th, 2019|Sweden|

Further to the European Commission allowing for the equalisation of VAT rates between traditional printed publications and their digital equivalents at the end of last year, Sweden in common with most other Member States is amending its legislation to provide for this change in VAT treatment. Under a bill submitted to the Swedish Parliament on 14th March 2019, electronic books, newspapers, magazines and [...]

We Are The City | Inspirational Woman: Lucy Franklin | Managing Director, Accordance VAT

April 15th, 2019|Press Room|

Lucy’s vision for Accordance VAT puts people at its heart – to harness its experts at every level of the business, enabling people to reach their potential, and facilitating business growth through their empowerment. Bringing over 20 years of managerial experience to the role, her strategic thinking and knowledge of the developing VAT landscape ensures we are able to drive [...]

Czech | Changes to Czech VAT Law from April 2019

April 12th, 2019|Czech Republic|

The Czech tax office recently published certain legislative amendments to the Czech VAT rules, which are generally effective as of 1st April 2019 and provide for the following changes: Simplification measures regarding place of supply for electronically supplied services for small businesses (telecommunications services, radio or television broadcasting services or other electronically supplied services) to non-taxable persons in other EU [...]

Norway | Requirement to Provide Original Invoices with VAT Refund Claims Withdrawn

April 12th, 2019|Norway|

From 1st March 2019, foreign businesses submitting VAT recovery claims in Norway no longer need to provide the original invoices along with their applications. Foreign businesses that buy goods and services for business purposes in Norway (for example, hotels, taxis, meals in restaurants and events), are generally entitled to reclaim the VAT they paid on those supplies. From now on, [...]

UK | HMRC Arranges Irish “Soft Border” Import VAT Rules in No Deal Brexit

April 12th, 2019|UK|

HMRC has recently issued guidance to businesses outlining the VAT treatment that will be applicable to the goods they move from Ireland to Northern Ireland in the event of a no deal Brexit scenario. The guidance explains that if this event comes to pass the UK will have immediate third country status. This means that import VAT will be due [...]

Luxembourg | 2019 Budget Cuts “Tampon Tax” and eBooks VAT Rate to 3%

April 12th, 2019|Luxembourg|

The Luxembourg 2019 draft budget has recently been submitted to parliament. Once it passes through the legislative process, the adopted law is expected to come into force as of 1st May 2019 and includes the following anticipated changes to Luxembourg VAT rates: As of 1st January 2019, extending the super-reduced 3% rate of VAT to: Feminine hygiene products such as tampons and [...]

Poland | Update on Plan to Replace VAT Returns with Extended SAF-T File

April 12th, 2019|Poland|

Further to our story on Poland’s announcement to replace the Polish VAT return with an extended Standard Audit File for Tax (SAF-T) in 2019, the Ministry of Finance recently announced that its launch date is delayed to 2020. Under the amended timeline, the new JPK-VDEK file will come into effect as of 1st January 2020 for the largest companies and as of 1st July 2020 for [...]

Our Technology Solution

April 8th, 2019|News|

There will be more diversity and complexity in data and templating from tax authorities across Europe. Businesses will need to comply with big-data driven collection and enforcement, as part of the tax digitisation trend. As leading, cross-border VAT specialists for Europe we are ahead of the game and we will ensure you’re ready to embrace the benefits of tax digitisation; [...]

International Accountant | Turn the unknown into an opportunity

April 8th, 2019|Press Room|

Rob Janering advises on how you can prepare for and manage the Brexit process from a VAT perspective. UK politics and business are changing at a rate of knots. At the time of writing, the UK’s future relationship with the EU is unclear, and the shape of our future VAT landscape is yet to be determined. What we do know [...]

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