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Belarus to levy VAT on foreign e-commerce

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  • 25 July 2015 | Richard Asquith

Belarus to levy VAT on foreign e-commerce

The Eastern European state of Belarus has announced plans to charge its 20% VAT on purchases by its citizens of goods from foreign websites such as Amazon. There will be a VAT exempt threshold of below approximately $200 per transaction.

This would bring it into line with the European Union 28 states.


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 is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's 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.