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The International VAT Association (IVA), formed in 1994, is the world’s leading independent body on international VAT issues, representing the interests of businesses and advisers involved in VAT or equivalent turnover taxes around the globe. In Europe, the IVA’s membership is represented in almost all 28 EU Member States.  Globally, the Association covers all major international markets.

The members of the Association are of varying sizes from major international law and accounting firms to smaller businesses, but all being highly specialised in their chosen field of indirect taxation.

The Association is unique in that it provides to its members a forum for exchanges, through its website, LinkedIn Group and via regular conferences held in different locations around the world.

The forums for exchange enable members to share ideas, develop their businesses and determine common courses of action to work with National Tax Administrations and the European Commission to propose simplifications and procedures allowing members, their clients and business in general, to become more competitive and less constrained by administrative burdens.

The Association has over 100 members covering the EC and non EC countries (Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Israel, Switzerland, South Korea, USA, Norway, Russia, Japan) representing many thousands of clients, each of whom has a very direct interest in the development of value added and turnover taxes.

For any business working within the field of VAT and turnover taxes, this is the only multi-national Association which exists to represent their business interests.

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News from the Board

Communique re Elections 2017

Dear Members, At our next Conference in Brussels in October (19.10.2017) we will be asking you to vote for the appointment of the members of the Board...

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News from IVA members

Romania - Split Payment System to be introduced as of 1 January 2018

The upcoming introduction of a split payment system by the Romanian tax authorities will enable them to control future payment transactions between taxpayers. It is expected that, as of 1 January 2018, it will be mandatory for customers to transfer invoiced VAT amounts to a special tax account of the supplier. The regulation will also be applicable for taxpayers not established in Romania but registered for VAT purposes there.

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News from EC

News from Accountancy Europe – formerly the Federation of European Accountants

The Commission has published the latest annual Taxation trends report. The report shows that revenues from consumption taxes (including VAT and excise duties) for the EU-28 increased as a percentage of GDP in 2015. However, the share of consumption taxes out of total revenue increased only slightly to 28.7% compared to 28.5% in 2014. The report also demonstrates that the average top corporate tax rate reduced from 22.5% to 21.9% between 2016 and 2017. The Taxation trends report provides detailed statistical and economic analysis of the tax systems of the 28 EU Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway. The report also includes country chapters where, for each country, key tax indicators are provided on tax revenues as a percentage of GDP for the years ranging from 2003 to 2015. These are supplemented by tables presenting the latest tax reforms in each country.

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Disclaimer:  The information contained in the present page is general and does not constitute legal advice. Before taking any decision or action on the above information you should take the appropriate professional advice.