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France delays VAT groups to 2023

France is to postpone the option for related companies to form VAT groups, with a single, unified VAT return. There is already a basic grouping system in place. The introduction of a full VAT groupin...Continued

Argentina updates withholding VAT on digital services

Argentina’s Federal Administration of Public Revenue has provided the latest updated list of digital services providers subject to withholding VAT. The obligation for payment providers to withhold VAT...Continued

World turns to VAT cuts on coronavirus COVID-19 threat

Countries are turning to emergency tax cuts to support their stuttering economies under the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat. VAT is the popular stimulant as it can be adjusted overnight and boosts consu...Continued

Hungary delays real time e-invoice 2021 requirements

There is a delay from 1 January 2021 to 1 April 2021 latest requirements for the Hungarian real-time Real Time Invoice Reporting (RTIR). This is the portal for businesses to register B2B invoices sinc...Continued

Philippines VAT on foreign digital services

The Philippines House of Representatives has consolidated some of the existing proposals for requiring foreign digital service providers (DSP) to levy and collect 12% VAT on sales to local consumers. ...Continued

eBay alerts sellers on UK & EU ecommerce VAT reforms

eBay is alerting its sellers to the upcoming UK and EU VAT changes on ecommerce. Under the UK’s ecommerce reforms following the ending of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, marketplaces...Continued

Brexit where are we now?

UK-EU Free Trade Deal negotiations have blown-up over the UK’s threat to unilaterally override the Brexit Northern Ireland (NI) Protocol. However, technical negotiations have progressed in recent mont...Continued

COVID VAT cashflow opportunities and complexity makes automation vital

COVID is creating major international cash savings opportunities as governments use Value Added Tax, Goods and Services Tax and U.S. sales tax as first-measure responses to support and boost the econo...Continued

EU forecasts €24bn in lost COVID-19 VAT

The latest EU VAT Gap, estimating missing Value Added Tax receipts has dropped by from €140.9m to €140.0bn between 2017 and 2018. However, the EC is expecting a sharp rise in 2020 due to the COVID-19 ...Continued

UK trials post-Brexit foreign VAT recovery portal

The UK’s HMRC is to start trials on a new VAT recovery portal to allow non-resident business to recover their UK VAT on. The portal would allow foreign VAT registered businesses to upload invoices sho...Continued