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Albania VAT compliance changes

  • Oct 3, 2014 | Richard Asquith

Albania VAT compliance changes

Albania has further harmonised its VAT Code with the EU VAT Directive. Major changes include:

  1. A new VAT registration threshold will be set; currently all businesses must register prior to their first taxable supply
  2. VAT credits (where sales VAT is less than input VAT suffered on purchases) will be refunded within 60 days
  3. The Albanian VAT rate is set at 20% on most supplies
  4. The following supplies are exempt: exports; medicines, digital advertising; and books and print supplies
  5. VAT exempt status is to be eliminated no the following supplies: agricultural machinery; supplies to the hydropower industry

VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.