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Austria VAT registration threshold rise

  • Oct 2, 2019 | Richard Asquith

Austria is proposing to increase its VAT registration threshold from €30,000 to €35,000 from January 2020. Non-resident businesses must VAT register on their first sale, and do not benefit from this threshold.

The change is part of the draft tax reform bill which was approved by the lower house of parliament last week. It now moves to the upper house. Other VAT measures within the bill include:

  • Implementation of the ‘four quick fixes’ to the EU VAT regime, including: chain supplies requirement clarifications; call-off stock rules; proof of transport of goods on cross-border zero-rating; and proof of VAT registration for counterparties on intra-community transactions
  • Harmonisation of e-book VAT rate with the reduced 10% VAT rates applied to paper-based books

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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 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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