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Sri Lanka raises VAT registration threshold

Sri Lanka is to increase its annual VAT registration threshold from Rs 12 million...Continued

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Indonesia may impose marketplace tax number checks

Indonesia is considering requiring online marketplaces to validate the tax numbers (NPWP) of third party sellers operating on their e-commerce platforms. The government has been considering making the...Continued

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Bahrain VAT transition rules

Bahrain is to introduce a 5% VAT from 1 January 2019. The following rules will apply to supplies contracted and supplied over the introductory period. Where invoices were issued, or payments made...Continued

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Norway scraps e-book VAT July 2019

Norway is to set the VAT rate on electronic books and new journals at zero percent from 1 July 2019. The measure is contained within the 2019 Budget now in parliament. Supplies of e-books and electron...Continued

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Angola delays VAT launch to Jul 2019

Angola has delayed the introduction of VAT until 1 July 2019. VAT was to be introduced on 1 January 2019, replacing the exiting consumption tax of 10%. The latter was a non-deductible tax charged t...Continued

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Bahrain 1 Jan 2019 VAT Bill passes

Updated 8th Oct: the parliaments, Upper House has passed the Bill tonight. Royal Assent is now a formality within the next week. Bahrain’s parliament lower house has passed today the implementation...Continued

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Saudi Arabia VAT reverse charge foreign providers

The Saudi Arabian tax authority has published guidance on the reverse charge rules for B2B supplies provided by non-residents. As with most VAT regimes, the ‘general rule’ place of taxation for ser...Continued

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Bahrain to approve VAT launch Nov 2018

Bahrain is scheduled to approve the implementation of a 5% VAT in November, in time for an early 2019 launch. The government is looking to pass through parliament the legislation to introduce...Continued

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South Africa delays e-services changes to Apr 2019

South African plans to update the definition of digital services subject to VAT have been delayed from 1 October 2018 to 1 April 2019. In addition, as many foreign marketplaces for e-services will ...Continued

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UAE VAT invoice update

The United Arab Emirates’ Federal Tax Authority has published VAT invoice guidance. This covers: VAT invoices must be provided to customers for all taxable supplies; Full invoice must detail f...Continued