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Ecuador VAT delays for coronavirus

  • Aug 8, 2020 | Richard Asquith

9 Aug, imposes VAT on digital services for non-resident providers

6 July, further extenions on tax payments that businesses were unable to pay on time. Actions and penalites aginst late payments are suspended for 6 monts after the emergency period of the pandemic.

6 April Ecuador has gazetted easements on Value Added Tax compliance to assist businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. The measures are limited to small enterprises, airlines, holiday operators, agriculture and exporters.

For their April, May and June 2020 filings, businesses can instead enter into a 6-month payment plan through to the end of November. This includes five equal monthly instalments of the VAT due.

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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 can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 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.

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