19 July 2018
World VAT/GST News - July 2018

Australia

Australia intends to implement a taxation of sales and the commission of hotel rooms by non-established suppliers. Where the annual turnover from the provision of Australian hotel rooms exceeds AUD 75,000 p.a., the supplier will have to account for 10 % Australian GST...

20 June 2018
World VAT/GST News - June 2018

Kuwait has recently announced that it will delay the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) until 2021...

10 May 2018
World VAT/GST News May 2018

The Russian Ministry of Finance has proposed significantly lowering its import VAT and duty exemption threshold for goods imported into the country (“low value consignment relief”).

15 March 2018
World VAT/GST News March 2018

Argentina have recently confirmed that local VAT is applicable to the supply of digital services made by non-resident providers to consumers in the country.

26 February 2018
World VAT/GST News February 2018

 The Ministry of Finance in Bahrain has confirmed that it will implement Value Added Tax (VAT) at a rate of 5% from 1 October 2018, with a VAT registration threshold set for all businesses at US$ 100,000...

22 January 2018
World VAT/GST News January 2018

Argentina

The Argentine government is proposing to levy VAT on consumers of digital services provided by non-resident providers.

12 December 2017
Canada - World VAT/GST News December 2017

Quebec’s Minister of Finance has recently announced a ‘tax fairness action plan’ which if implemented will require non-resident suppliers of goods and services (including electronic services) in the Canadian province, to register and account for Quebec Sales Tax (QST) on their transactions.

28 November 2017
World VAT/GST News November 2017

Overview of the most significant changes to the partial revision of the Swiss VAT law
as of January 1st, 2018

28 November 2017
EC publishes details of the VAT regime reform to be introduced by 2022

During October, the European Commission (EC) published details of the fundamental VAT reforms that it plans for member states to implement by 2022.

17 October 2017
World VAT/GST News - October 2017

UAE 

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened its VAT registration portal for businesses to register in time for the launch of VAT on the 1st January 2018...

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Meeting with the French Tax Authorities

Representatives of the Board of the Association, Stephen Dale, Emmanuel Cottessat and Cyrille Konter, met with the DINR, the Non-Resident Unit of the French tax authorities in charge of EU companies not established in France but registered for VAT purposes in France.

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USA - Online sellers are liable to local sales taxes in the USA

On 21 June 2018 the US Supreme Court ruled that out-of-state retailers must charge and remit sales tax, even if they do not have a physical nexus in the customer’s US State. It thereby confirmed the economic nexus legislation introduced by South Dakota. Furthermore, the court’s decision effectively overturns contrary earlier rulings. Other US States will follow South Dakota’s example. US and non-US online sellers with customers in the US must now check whether they are affected.

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News from Accountancy Europe - July 2018

The ECON Committee has voted on its non-binding opinion on the Commission proposal for better VAT administrative cooperation, including provisions concerning the certified taxable person (CTP). The file is led by the MEP Roberts Zile (ECR/LAT)...

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