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Turkey ends low-value consignment stock relief

Turkey has withdrawn the import VAT low value consignment stock relief at the start of this month. Previously, postal packages with a declared value of €22 or less were exempted from import VAT....Continued

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China VAT cuts give ¥225bn relief against US tariffs

China’s VAT cut from 16% to 13% at the start of April has given Chinese businesses tax relief of ¥225 billion ($33bn) in 2019. The tax subsidy was introduced to support Chinese enterprises as they fac...Continued

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Mexico withholding 8% VAT on ride sharing and food delivery

Mexico has reached agreement on a voluntary 8% VAT withholding with a number of major ride sharing and food delivery online platforms. The measure requires participating platforms to withhold VAT and ...Continued

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Japan Consumption Tax hike at risk

Japan’s struggling economy and political uncertainty is threatening to delay again the planned rise in Consumption Tax from 8% to 10% on 1 October 2019....Continued

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Nigeria split payment VAT e-commerce

The Nigerian Federal Inland Revenue Service has revealed plans to levy VAT on e-commerce transactions via bank payment split payments. The policy change comes as an ongoing tax amnesty has failed to d...Continued

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Angola launches 14% VAT 1 Jul 2019

Angola has confirmed that its implementation of a new Values Added Tax regime will go ahead on 1 July 2019. The indirect tax will replace the existing turnover tax of 10%, which is levied without the ...Continued

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Swiss relax VAT foreign income disclosures

The Swiss Federal Tax Authority is to relax the complex rules on non-resident tax payers disclosing their worldwide income for VAT compliance....Continued

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India GST B2B e-invoice live reporting Sep 2019

The Indian authority overseeing the Goods and Services Tax regime, the GST Council, has proposed introducing electronic invoices. This would include the requirement to submit B2B sales invoices in rea...Continued

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Kuwait VAT launch April 2021

Kuwait is reported to be planning to implement a 5% VAT regime from 1 April 2019....Continued

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India postpones simplified GST returns

India has delayed the roll out this month of the new, simplified Goods and Services Tax returns. This is due to ongoing technical developments. There is no indication yet of when the new submissions w...Continued