29 August 2019
World VAT/GST News - August 2019

From 1 July 2019, Bangladesh introduced a new VAT regime in the country, with a standard rate of 15%...

27 June 2019
World VAT/GST News - June 2019

The chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in Negeria confirmed the introduction of a 5% withholding value added tax on all e-commerce goods and service transactions...

05 June 2019
World VAT/GST News - May 2019

From 1 July 2019, Costa Rica is introducing VAT at 13% on the provision of electronic services by non-resident companies.

24 April 2019
World VAT/GST News - April 2019

Qatar is now expected to be the fourth Arab Gulf state to introduce VAT at 5% from January 2020, this follows Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain...

20 February 2019
World VAT/GST News - February 2019

On 01.01.2019, Bahrain established a portal for electronic registration as part of the introduction of VAT on the Arabian Peninsula. Non-resident companies must register via the online portal if they carry out taxable transactions in Bahrain...

23 January 2019
World VAT/GST News January 2019

What Will the Global Tax Landscape Look Like In 2019?

What business leaders needs to know to navigate the rocky tides of tax in 2019...

13 December 2018
World VAT/GST News - December 2018


From 1 January 2019, the Malaysian tax authorities confirmed that it will amend its current Sales and Service Tax (SST) legislation in order to apply SST to online services supplied by non-resident (foreign) companies...

26 November 2018
World VAT/GST News - November 2018


The Bahraini government has voted in favour of implementing Value Added Tax (VAT) at a rate of 5% from 1 January 2019...

29 October 2018
World VAT/GST News - October 2018

India now requires all electronic marketplaces to retain a GST lump sum of 2 % of the trader transactions and to remit the amount to the tax office. Thus, online marketplace operators need to register for GST purposes in every Indian state to which supplies are made. Further details, regarding the declaration and payment procedure, have yet to be published...

19 September 2018
World VAT/GST News - September 2018  

 From 1 January 2019, the Russian parliament approved a rise in the standard rate of VAT from 18% to 20%....

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

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