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Italy raises simplified invoice threshold

Italy has increased the threshold for the issuance of simplified VAT invoices from €100 to €400 per transaction. Simplified invoices may still only be used for domestic transactions....Continued

Norway confirms mandatory SAF-T Jan 2020

Norway is on track to become the latest country to impose mandatory Standard Audit File for Tax (SAF-T) for businesses from 1 January 2019. Norwegian SAF-T will only be required on demand from the tax...Continued

Polish VAT split payments 1 Sep 2019

The Polish Ministry of Finance is drawing up plans to introduce mandatory split payments on B2B transactions from 1 September 2019. The plan had been to enforce the anti-VAT fraud measure from 1 Janua...Continued

Russia B2B e-services VAT easement

Russia is to allow B2B customers of non-resident providers of digital services to withhold VAT payments. This relieves the cash collection and remittance obligation of the provider, although they must...Continued

Polish VAT spilt payments delayed to Jan 2020

Poland is to delay the introduction of mandatory VAT split payments until the start of 2020. It has already been delayed once this year. Optional split payments has been in operation since July 2018, ...Continued

Romania withdraws mandatory VAT split payments

Romania has dropped the requirement for mandatory VAT split payments following a November order from the European Commission. ...Continued

UK Making Tax Digital for VAT – Avalara’s FREE MTD Filer

The UK launched its Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) on 1 April 2019. Avalara's FREE MTD Filer Excel add-in can now help file HMRC returns....Continued

UK MPs take control of Brexit

UK Members of Parliament last night voted for a series of ‘indicative votes’ on the next alternatives in the process they may have a majority for....Continued

Norway drops VAT recovery invoice requirement

Norway will no longer require non-resident businesses to provide supporting original paper invoices when making VAT recovery claims....Continued

Italy Brexit VAT guidance

Italy has issued guidance on the VAT treatment of goods movements with the UK in the case of a no-deal Brexit departure on 29 March 2019 of the UK from the European Union....Continued