13 December 2018
European VAT News - December 2018


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


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

29 October 2018
European VAT News - October 2018

The Austrian Federal Tax Court has ruled that a VAT number for performing intra-Community operations cannot be requested by an entity whose transactions fall under the special scheme for small entrepreneurs...

19 September 2018
European VAT News - September 2018

From 1 January 2019, the Dutch tax authorities will increase the reduced VAT rate from 6% to 9%...

15 August 2018
European VAT News - August 2018

In Austria the standard VAT rate is 20%. Two different reduced VAT rates (10% and 13%) are also applied....

19 July 2018
European VAT News - July 2018


From 1 November 2018, the Austrian government will amend its VAT law to reduce the VAT rate applied on hotel accommodation to 10%...

20 June 2018
European VAT News - June 2018

Accommodation services will benefit from the application of the reduced VAT rate of 10%, effective as from 1 November 2018...

10 May 2018
European VAT News May 2018

From January 2019 the Czech Republic are proposing to amend their VAT legislation. Some of the changes include...

12 April 2018
European VAT News April 2018

As of 1 July 2018, foreign companies performing distance sales to Australia will have to account for Australian GST, if the value of the supplied goods does not exceed AUD 1,000 and if the expected annual turnover from such supplies exceeds AUD 75,000...

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.

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Communique about the IVA activities in 2018

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The UK has just released a Business brief on Certificates of Status and in particular dealing with rejected claims for the years 2016/17 and 2017/18...

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News from Accountancy Europe - December 2018

Accountancy Europe published a document on the Modernising VAT 

The document provides an overview of current EU initiatives in respect of VAT, for persons with a working knowledge of the European VAT system...

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