25 October 2019
European VAT News - October 2019

After an inoperative period, due to a security data breach, the access to the electronic service for filing VAT refund claims by non-EU established taxable persons has been restored by the Bulgarian National Revenue Agency...

27 September 2019
European VAT News - September 2019


From 1 January 2020, Croatia plans to reduce their standard VAT rate from 25% to 24%.

29 August 2019
European VAT News - August 2019

As from 1 January 2020 it will be mandatory for taxable persons to electronically register the start, change and termination of taxable activities for VAT purposes...

23 July 2019
European VAT News - July 2019

Austria plans to levy a 5% tax on digital advertising revenues as of 01.01.2020. This special tax would only affect companies with a global revenue in digital advertising of more than EUR 750m and a digital advertising revenue in Austria of more than EUR 25m...

27 June 2019
European VAT News - June 2019

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

05 June 2019
European VAT News - May 2019

On 01/04/2019 a 6% reduced VAT rate became applicable to supplies of plants for the purpose of creation and maintenance of gardens.

24 April 2019
European VAT News - April 2019

From 1 January 2020, the Netherlands will cut the VAT rate applicable on e-books from 21% to 9%...

25 March 2019
European VAT News - March 2019

Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/2077 of 20 December 2018 has granted Belgium an authorization to continue to exempt from VAT those taxable persons whose annual turnover is no higher than EUR 25 000. The authorization is granted until 31 December 2021...

20 February 2019
European VAT News - February 2019

In order to avoid tax losses, Austria plans to make electronic marketplaces more responsible for the collection of VAT...

23 January 2019
European VAT News - January 2019


From 1st January 2019, tax payers may opt to apply for VAT on professional rent, only when the construction of the respective building started as from 1st October 2018...

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IVA Meeting with the Portuguese Tax Authorities

The International VAT Association (IVA), represented by its President, Stephen Dale, and Board Member, Fátima Gouveia, met with the representatives of the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tax Affairs and of the Portuguese VAT Authority on the 9th of July 2019, in Lisbon. The IVA thanked the authorities for meeting with us at short notice.

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Handbook on GST Provisions in India

This handbook will be useful for getting insight into the GST law of India.

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News from the EU - October 2019

The European Commission decided today to send a reasoned opinion to Italy following its failure to communicate national transposition measures around the place of supply ofservices and on rules governing invoices for VAT purposes as required by EU law...

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