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Belgium delays VAT filings & payments on coronavirus

The Belgian authorities have confirmed that they will allow companies to delay the filings by over two weeks and payments by two months. It had already offered an application process for companies nee...Continued

Czech coronavirus VAT emergency measures

The Czech Chamber of Deputies has passed urgent measures to assist businesses during the Covid-19 crisis. Businesses will be offered tax payment delays; but this is not automatic. ...Continued

Norway cuts 12% reduced VAT rate to 6%; delays returns on COVID-19 crisis

The Norwegian government has cut its reduced VAT rate from 12% to 7% between March and October 2020. The rate applies to cinema admission, public transport, hotel accommodation services, entrance to c...Continued

Japan tax qualified invoices October 2023

Japan plans to introduce for the first time Consumption Tax invoices for input tax credits from 1 October 2023. Termed qualified invoices, these will be only issued by certified invoice issuers. A Tra...Continued

Jordan e-invoice launch 2021

Jordan is set to become the latest company to impose B2B e-invoicing on resident businesses this year. It launched a tender process and pilot program last year, and is set to role out to the country i...Continued

Digitisation of VAT Reporting - Avalara global tracker

Avalara's global tracker of VAT and GST transaction reporting requirements details country-by-country requirements and proposals for invoice-level reporting. From SAF-T to e-invoicing, tax authorities...Continued

UK loses B2B triangulation VAT simplification with Brexit

Following the UK leaving the EU VAT regime from 31 Dec 2020, UK vendors have lost the right to use the B2B VAT triangulation simplification when selling goods between EU member states. UK businesses w...Continued

UK extends hospitality & tourism VAT cut to 5% till 30 Sept 2021; then 12.5% till 30 April 2022

The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has extending again the VAT rate cut on hospitality and tourism from 20% to 5% until 30 Sep 2021; then 12.5% until 30 April 2022...Continued

UK defers £30bn VAT payments; 2021 repayment schedule

UK has announced that all VAT payments are postponed until the end of June 2020. Settlement is due by 31 March - although businesses may now apply for an 11-month 2021 repayment schedule ...Continued

Ireland returns VAT rate to 23% 1st March 2021

Ireland today reverses its temporary COVID VAT rate cut, increasing the standard VAT rate to 23% from 21%. The cut on the reduced rate for tourism and hospitality rates from 13.5% to 9% remains in pla...Continued