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Ukrainian VAT on digital services January 2022

  • Nov 10, 2020 | Richard Asquith

The Ukrainian parliament is considering imposing VAT on foreign providers of digital services from 2022. This is a delay from the original 2021 plan. See Avalara’s global VAT on digital services tracker.

A Bill in Parliament includes the following elements:

  • Simplified VAT registration and returns (without deductions) processes
  • Withdrawal of the current withholding tax on advertising income
  • Exempt educational services
  • Electronic Services under consideration:
    • Photos, e-books and journals
    • Steaming or download media
    • Online gaming
    • Databases
    • Internet access services
    • Advertising
    • Cloud-based e-services and storage
    • Software licenses
    • Electronic information
  • Not require VAT invoices on B2C sales
  • Extend the liability to marketplaces and similar electronic intermediaries
  • Determining the location of customers

The bill details the following ways of identifying the location of the consumer and therefore the obligation to charge Ukrainian VAT:

  • SIM card country code
  • IP address of device
  • Address of consumer for billing
  • Bank account used for payments

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 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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