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.

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Switzerland | Swiss Post Publishes VAT Registration Rules for Online Retailers

April 2nd, 2019|Switzerland|

Swiss Post have issued a factsheet setting out the steps that foreign online retailers registered for Swiss VAT need to take if they are using Swiss Post to send postal consignments into Switzerland. This is to ensure the correct customs clearance treatment and invoicing for those consignments. The guidance explains that foreign online retailers should register with Swiss Post through [...]

UK | HMRC to Gradually Bring in Use of Entry Summary Declarations for EU Imports

April 2nd, 2019|UK|

The UK government recently announced its plans relating to the introduction of Entry Summary Declarations in the event that the UK leaves the EU on 29th March 2019, without a deal in place. Entry Summary Declarations (ENSs) are electronic forms detailing information on goods being imported into the EU. Before the goods arrive, the forms must be submitted to the [...]

UK | HMRC to Gradually Bring in Use of Entry Summary Declarations for EU Imports

April 1st, 2019|UK|

The UK government recently announced its plans relating to the introduction of Entry Summary Declarations in the event that the UK leaves the EU on 29th March 2019, without a deal in place. Entry Summary Declarations (ENSs) are electronic forms detailing information on goods being imported into the EU. Before the goods arrive, the forms must be submitted to the [...]

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France | New Guidance for No deal Brexit and compliance changes

March 31st, 2019|France|

The French tax authorities have recently published guidance demonstrating their practical approach to how UK businesses would be affected for VAT purposes in the event of a hard Brexit. No Fiscal Representative Requirement UK businesses can breathe a sigh of relief as the guidelines confirm they will not be required to appoint a VAT fiscal representative to manage their VAT [...]

Accountancy Age | Brexit: Keep preparing for every eventuality

March 27th, 2019|Press Room|

Rob Janering of Accordance VAT has prepared a checklist to get ready for Brexit - whatever happens next It’s been a tumultuous two weeks in the UK Parliament and Europe, trying to determine a Brexit outcome.  As with the 2016 vote itself, there were some close votes and there have also been more changes in approach and ways forward proposed from [...]

UK | Changes to VAT treatment of Personal Contract Purchases from 1st June 2019

March 26th, 2019|UK|

HMRC’s new policy on the VAT treatment of personal contract purchases (PCP) and similar contracts has come into effect. Recently issued guidance explains that supplies which have in the past been regarded as supplies of goods and also a separate supply of credit, will now in certain cases be deemed a single supply of taxable leasing services. Businesses must adopt [...]

Hungary | Changing TOMS Rules from 2020

March 26th, 2019|Hungary|

Reseller Travellers Included, Single Position-Based VAT Calculation Excluded. The European VAT Directive enables Member States to apply a special margin scheme for travel agents (TOMS). However, there are slight differences in the rules and application of the special scheme across the EU. The Hungarian VAT Act defines TOMS as “travel services partially or fully of a touristic nature (specifically passenger [...]

Bulgaria | Launches Limited Import VAT Postponement Scheme from July 2019

March 25th, 2019|Bulgaria|

As of 1st July 2019, Bulgaria is introducing the option for businesses importing certain goods into Bulgaria to use a postponed accounting scheme. This means that qualifying importers will be able to account for the import VAT in the subsequent Bulgarian VAT return via a reverse charge mechanism. Under the current rule, companies importing goods into Bulgaria have to pay [...]

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