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EU digital platform user VAT data obligations

The European Commission is to put forward in July proposals for EU-wide requirements for platforms to share third-party users transactional data with tax authorities to help identify taxable activitie...Continued

Saudi Arabia raises VAT to 15% 1 July 2020

Saudi Arabia has announced today that it will raise its Value Added Tax rate from 5% to 15%. This is due to the COVID-19 crisis. VAT was introduced into the Gulf State in 2018. ...Continued

Poland VAT e-invoices 2022

Poland is looking to roll out B2B electronic invoices for VAT clearance in 2022 at the latest This would replace the existing SAF-T (JPK-J) monthly reporting, which itself is due to replace the Polish...Continued

US sales tax - states are rushing to tax remote sellers

Two years on from the landmark Wayfair tax ruling, the US states are looking to extend the tax net further on foreign, or 'remote' sellers....Continued

Brazil e-books ICMS tax exempt

The Brazilian federal supreme court has confirmed e-books are exempt from ICMS tax. The ruling at the end of April confirmed electronic books and supply of readers for importation and sale were exemp...Continued

Finland provides VAT support for Covid-19 crisis

Finland is providing a range of Value Added Tax easements to help businesses cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. ...Continued

US sales tax - understand your nexus from consumer use tax

For remote businesses selling into the US, there is a whole new ecosystem of tax principles and terminology to learn which will have only limited resemblances to the VAT or GST you will be familiar wi...Continued

Sweden new B2C goods tax Oct 2020

Sweden is extending its Chemicals Tax to B2C sales of many goods from 1 October 2020. The tax is already levied on the import and manufacturing of ‘white’ and electronic goods since July 2017. It will...Continued

EU delays 2021 e-commerce OSS VAT reforms to July 2021

The European Commission has announced that the VAT e-commerce package launching 1 January 2021 is to be delayed by 6 months until 1 July 2021. The reforms include the One Stop Shop OSS single EU VAT r...Continued

Peru extends VAT payment for coronavirus

Peru has published a number of tax extensions on filings and payments during the COVID-19 crisis....Continued