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Abstract from the IVA Newsletter - June 2019:

In this issue:

1. Save the Dates for the IVA Autumn Conference 2019
2. IVA Webinars
3. Important VAT/GST Information
3.1. Italy postpones online marketplaces’ VAT fraud obligations
3.2. Quick fixes - EU VAT Committee comments on questions in doubt
3.3. Poland plans to implement VAT split payments on 1 September 2019
3.4. New Zealand amends the import GST exemption on low value imports
3.5. Vega International case
3.6. Other Events
4. European VAT News
5. World VAT/GST News
6. News from Accountancy Europe

1. Save the Dates for the IVA Autumn Conference 2019

Dates: 17th and 18th October 2019

Location: Athens, Greece

Topic: Fixing VAT on Trade in Europe

Location: The conference will take place in the Royal Olympic Hotel in Athens.

Address: Athanasiou Diakou 28, Athens, Greece 117 43, Greece

3. Important VAT/GST Information

3.1. Italy postpones online marketplaces’ VAT fraud obligations

Italy has postponed plans to make online marketplaces responsible for the VAT on sales of electronic goods under a value of €150, made by non-EU sellers to January 2021.

3.4. New Zealand amends the import GST exemption on low value imports

The New Zealand government has introduced legislation to make changes to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rules that apply to non-resident businesses shipping to consumers in the country.

Currently the low value threshold allows all importers to purchase goods from non-resident companies without paying any GST or duties where:

4. European VAT News

Belgium

Effective from 1 April 2019, Belgium introduced a reduction on the VAT rate applicable to e-books from 21% to 6%.

This follows the EU Council’s proposal to allow EU member states to cut VAT rates on electronic publications to match their printed equivalents.

Lithuania

The Lithuanian tax authorities are proposing to reduce their standard VAT rate from 21% to 18%.

There is no plan to lower their current reduced VAT rates, which will remain at 9% and 5%.

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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.