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

Belgium

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...

13 December 2018
European VAT News - December 2018

Bulgaria

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...

26 November 2018
European VAT News - November 2018

Ireland

From 1 January 2019, Ireland will raise the VAT rate on tourism services from 9% to 13.5%.

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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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Mexico proposes the implementation of VAT on e-commerce supplies

The Mexican senate is proposing to levy VAT at 16%, on digital e-commerce supplies provided to consumers by non-resident online platforms...

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News from EC

News from EU - August 2019

Cross-border rulings (pilot project) – Update July 2019

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