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.


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 VAT Updates|

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 [...]

VAT in the time of Covid-19 – a webinar to guide you through the changes to European VAT

April 3rd, 2020|Blog|

The Covid 19 pandemic and continent-wide restrictions on movement and business are having serious ramifications for business across the EU. The European Commission has recommended that member states provide support to affected businesses in meeting their VAT liabilities during this period, but as is often the case, the response from the Tax Authorities has been mixed. Some nations have yet [...]

Covid-19 | To furlough or not to furlough?

April 1st, 2020|Blog|

In a matter of weeks people across Europe have become prisoners in their own home, with some businesses already struggling under the weight of the uncertainty - not knowing how long lock downs and staff absences will go on. With the outlook for the economy looking precarious, many businesses in the UK are turning to the government’s furlough scheme to fund staff [...]

UK | Digital links requirement delay for Making Tax Digital (MTD)

March 31st, 2020|UK|

HMRC will delay the digital links requirement for MTD businesses due to Covid-19. HMRC announced to stakeholders that, due to the impact of Covid-19, they will delay the requirement for MTD businesses to have in place the digital links between all parts of their software. MTD for VAT is currently in a soft-landing phase. This allows businesses to make manual [...]

Accountancy Daily | Covid-19: EU Tax Authority tracker monitors cross-border VAT changes

March 31st, 2020|Press Room|

As EU governments make rapid changes to VAT reporting and payment schedules in light of the coronavirus pandemic, tax authorities across member states are taking very different approaches, with complex schemes with disparate qualifying criteria, payment deferrals and some taking no action as yet Many tax authorities across Europe have updated their office hours and meeting procedures, penalty and interest [...]

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