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


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
Switzerland – VAT Law Amendments

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

28 November 2017
Poland - SAF-VAT

VAT taxpayers in Poland are obliged to report data from their VAT records to Tax Authority in the form of a Standard Audit File for VAT (SAF_VAT) by 25th of each month for the preceding month.

28 November 2017
Spain - SII

According to the findings of a study which appeared in an economic magazine some days ago only one out of ten companies within the scope of the SII (around 62,000) were fully compliant with the obligation resulting from the same since, in most cases, they were not aware of them.

28 November 2017
Germany - VAT deduction possible in case of low cost recovery

Service offerings below cost price often result in an excess of input VAT. At the end of 2016, the V. Senate of the German Federal Fiscal Court assumed that an emerging asymmetry would indicate that the person performing the supply was not acting as a taxable person.

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 - 10 2017


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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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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