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Vanuatu overhauls VAT administration

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  • 27 July 2014 | Richard Asquith

Vanuatu overhauls VAT administration

The South West Pacific state of Vanuatu has re-organised its Value Added Tax administration. The changes in the Inland Revenue function are designed to help improve the detection of unreported VAT supplies and improve audits.

The principle change in administration of registered businesses is a segmentation according to the size of the business and the full-time allocated staff across each segment. This includes distinct management structures, with tailored training programmes for the staff. The new groups include:

  • Large
  • Medium; and
  • Micro

The above change will be implemented from January 2015.


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.