15 March 2018
European VAT News March 2018

The Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court recently ruled in two cases of supplies of goods from Bulgaria to other EU Member States that the requirements to apply the 0% VAT rate concerning intra-community supplies were not fulfilled, despite the CMRs provided in the respective tax audits.

26 February 2018
European VAT News February 2018

Several amendments to Bulgarian VAT legislation have been introduced with effect as of 1 January 2018...

22 January 2018
European VAT News January 2018


On 12th October 2017, a Circular confirming the right to deduct input VAT on non-compliant invoices has been released. Taxpayers will now be allowed to provide corrective invoices and circumstantial evidence (e.g. contracts).

12 December 2017

From 1 January 2018, non-resident e-commerce businesses who provide goods online, can avoid the obligation to VAT register in Slovakia...

12 December 2017

From 1 January 2018, the mandatory requirement to submit Standard Audit Files (SAF-T) in Poland will be extended to include all companies.

12 December 2017

The Norwegian tax authorities look likely to delay the implementation of mandatory SAF-T files until at least 2019.

12 December 2017

The Italian government have announced the following VAT rate increases in their recently published stability budget.

12 December 2017

From 1 January 2019, the Hungarian government is proposing to increase the country’s VAT registration threshold from HUF 8 million to HUF 12 million (approx. £23K to £34k).

12 December 2017

Belarus is set to extend its Value-Added Tax (VAT) system to cover digital services supplied by non-resident (foreign) companies from 1 January 2018.

17 October 2017
European VAT News October 2017


A new requirement for all resident French businesses (and potentially non-residents) that are VAT registered to use certified anti-VAT fraud software when undertaking cash and credit sales to consumers (B2C transactions) will be introduced from 1 January 2018.

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Fighting VAT Fraud

The IVA directly contributed to the translation of the French translation of the EU VAT FORUM Guide on enhanced cooperation between Member States and Business in the field of fighting VAT fraud in support to the work of the EU VAT FORUM and the Commission.

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Spain - Intrastat System

Please be informed that Order HFP / 36/2018, of January 18, establishing certain provisions related to the Intrastat System in order to unify and adapt the national Intrastat to the EU’s regulations, entered into force on March 1, 2018.

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News from Accountancy Europe March 2018

The EU Commission has just launched a questionnaire/consultation, which is one of the last deliveries of the 2016 VAT Action Plan. It complements the recently adopted VAT Digital Single Market Package (5 December 2017). The latter simplified VAT rules for cross border business to consumers (B2C) supplies, while this initiative is about the administrative cooperation tools for the competent tax authorities to detect and control VAT non-compliant sellers trading online.

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