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Bahrain opens VAT registration portal

The Bahraini tax office has opened its VAT registration portal for businesses required to be VAT registered. The Gulf state is launching a 5% VAT regime from 1 January 2019....Continued

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Costa Rica 13% VAT launch July 2019

Costa Rica has confirmed that it will introduce a 13% VAT regime to replace the existing 13% Sales Tax. The reform will include bringing services into the indirect tax net for the first time....Continued

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Bahrain limits VAT to large companies

The Ministry of Finance has commented on the planned October 2019 implementation ...Continued

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China extends e-commerce VAT concessions

The Chinese State Council has extended the current VAT discount and duty exemption for small value e-commerce imports to consumers...Continued

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Brazil ponders VAT implementation

Brazil’s new President-elect, Jair Bolsonaro, has said he is considering introducing a Value Added Tax (VAT) in a bid to streamline the existing ICMS, ICI and other complex indirect taxes...Continued

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Barbados levies VAT on foreign e-commerce

Barbados is set to impose VAT on the B2C sales by non-resident online sellers from 15 December 2019...Continued

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Colombia to cut VAT to 17% by 2021

Colombia is proposing that it cuts its VAT rate to help boost the struggling economy...Continued

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Bulgaria raises intrastate thresholds 2019

Bulgaria is to increase the threshold declaration threshold from 1 January 2019 ...Continued

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Slovakia hotel VAT cut to 10%

The Slovakian VAT rate for hotels and similar accommodation services is to be reduced from the standard VAT rate ...Continued

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Malta is to become the first EU member state to harmonise its VAT rate on digital books and online journals

Malta is to become the first EU member state to harmonise its VAT rate on digital books and online journals ...Continued