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...

20 September 2017
World VAT/GST News September 2017

Puerto Rico is considering the introduction of VAT at 15% on the provision of electronic services in the country.

At present, businesses providing digital services do not have to charge VAT on their sales. However, in an effort to cut its growing state deficit, the Puerto Rican government has announced that it is considering introducing the tax at 15% on the sales of these types of services, which includes sales by foreign businesses.

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VAT Expert Group May 2018

The VAT Expert Group of which he IVA is a member recently presented to the VAT Committee two papers on...

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The Swedish Board for Advance Rulings has stated that rental of doctors should be regarded as a staffing service subject to VAT, despite the fact that the doctors providing VAT exempt medical services...

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News from Accountancy Europe May 2018

The European Commission has launched an updated Mini-One Stop Shop (MOSS) portal for VAT purposes. The new MOSS portal provides comprehensive and easily accessible information on VAT rates for telecom, broadcasting and eservices, and explains how the MOSS can be used to declare and pay VAT on such services...

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