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Ukraine VAT payment deferment for COVID-19

  • Apr 30, 2020 | Richard Asquith

30 April - VAT exemptions are to be provided until the end of 2020 for cultural events. The VAT rate on domestic electricity and untilities will be cut to 10%. Tourism tax will be withdrawn until 31 December.

23 March - Ukraine is to offer a Value Added Tax payment holiday until the end of May 2020. No late payment interest will be due for liabilities deferred. However, returns must still be filed. These are generally due by the 20th of the month following the reporting month.

A range of medicines and hospital supplies will be exempted from import VAT.

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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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