VATLive > Blog > 2015 MOSS > South Africa review non-resident digital VAT - Avalara

South Africa review non-resident digital VAT

South Africa review non-resident digital VAT

South Africa has produced a consultative document on the VAT liabilities of non-resident e-service providers.

Since October 2015, foreign providers of digital services to South African consumers have been required to register for VAT as non-resident tax payers. They then had to charge 14% VAT on sales, and remit to the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

SARS has now indicated that it is willing to allow any intermediary, such as an online marketplace, by the taxable person, and manage the VAT due.

Latest South African news
South Africa delays e-services changes to Apr 2019
September 27, 2018

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...
South Africa bitcoin VAT exemption
August 10, 2018

The South African Revenue Service, SARS, has issued draft legislation covering the direct and indirect taxation of digital currencies such as bitcoin. SARS is proposing...
VAT Reporting update 18.3.1
April 5, 2018

Overview This release is a maintenance release of the VAT Reporting application for the month March. It includes changes to reports, modifications and bug fixes....

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 is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's 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.