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UK eases no-deal Brexit import declarations and tariffs

The UK’s HMRC has eased some of the potential import requirements in the case of a no-deal Brexit on the 29 March 2019....Continued

Netherlands lowers Intrastat thresholds

The Netherlands has lowered the 2019 annual thresholds for Intrastat reporting....Continued

UK HMRC wins catering VAT case

HMRC has won a tax tribunal ruling which held that the sandwich shop chain, EAT Limited, had to charge 20% VAT on its bacon breakfast muffins and grilled ciabatta bread products. EAT is now obliged to...Continued

Austria cuts e-book VAT to 10% 2020

Austria has announced that it will harmonise its VAT rates on electronic books with those of their paper equivalent. This means reclassifying them from the standard VAT rate of 20% to the reduced rate...Continued

Polish split payments Jul 2019

The Polish Ministry of Finance has set 1 July 2019 as the revised date for the introduction of mandatory VAT split payments on certain B2B trades....Continued

Austria marketplace VAT liabilities

Austria is to become the latest EU country to propose making online marketplaces responsible for the VAT of third-party sellers on their platforms. The earliest likely implementation date is January 2...Continued


Nigeria VAT rise

The Nigerian government has announced plans to raise VAT from 5% to 8% this year. The increase may still only apply to a range of luxury goods. This will be confirmed later in the year....Continued


Indonesia demands marketplace VAT data

Indonesia has become the latest country to require online marketplaces to share their third-party VAT data to help reduce fraud. From 1 April 2019, marketplaces will be required ...Continued

Czech VAT generalised reverse charge 2020

The Czech Republic has become the first EU member state to request to apply the generalised reverse charge mechanism (GRCM) on domestic supplies. Its Ministry of Finance said it will look to introduc...Continued

EU VAT and tax veto review

The European Commission (EC) has proposed switching from unanimous to majority voting on EU VAT and other tax policies. The aim is to progress fiscal reforms which face immovable opposition from just...Continued