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EU VAT registration thresholds for foreign businesses

The EU member states came to political agreement on 9 November on providing non-resident businesses with the same VAT registration thresholds as domestic businesses. The new measure will come into for...Continued

EU VAT payment data obligations for payment providers

EU Finance Ministers confirmed on 9 November requirements for payment providers to make available date on EU e-commerce transactions to help tax authorities identify VAT fraud. The new measures will c...Continued

UK MTD 2020: 3 major changes for 1.3 million businesses

On 1 April 2020, phase 2 of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT starts with the ending of the UK’s HMRC’s ‘soft landing’ first phase. It is this second phase that will cause most issues. How are the thre...Continued

Black Friday & Cyber Monday tip sellers into EU VAT and US sales tax liabilities

International tax authorities have their eyes on the holiday shopping calendar as an opportunity to extend their EU VAT and US sales tax net on e-commerce beckons....Continued

Italy precompleted VAT returns July 2020

Italy is proposing to offer resident VAT registered business pre-completed VAT returns from 1 July 2020. The measure has been introduced in a new law decree, gazetted on 26 October....Continued

UK HMRC confusion on post-Brexit Intrastat filings

In the run-up to the latest missed Brexit date of 31 October, there has been conflicting messages from HMRC on whether Intrastat filings will still be required from thousands of UK businesses....Continued

Ecuador imposes VAT on e-services

Ecuador is the latest country to bring electronic / digital services to consumers within the VAT net....Continued

Taiwan e-invoice for foreign digital service providers

Non-resident online sellers of digital services to Taiwanese consumers will be required to issue cloud-based government uniform invoices (GUI) from 1 January 2020. These are a form of government preap...Continued

UK Brexit 3rd delay to 31 Jan 2020 – but deal emerges

The third Brexit deadline of 31 October 2019 has been missed! A new ‘flextension’ has been agreed between the UK and EU which could enable the UK to leave the EU at any point between now and 31 Januar...Continued

2020 VAT rate changes

Below is a summary of the main January 2020 VAT rate changes announced from around the world....Continued