25 October 2019
World VAT/GST News - October 2019

Japan will increase its standard VAT rate from 8% to 10% as of 01.10.2019. At the same time, a reduced tax rate of 8% is to be introduced for food and newspapers...

27 September 2019
World VAT/GST News - September 2019


From 1 January 2020, the Malaysian tax authority confirmed that it would amend its current Sales and Service Tax (SST) legislation in order to apply SST to online services supplied by non-resident (foreign) companies...

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

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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...

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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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Handbook on GST Provisions in India

This handbook will be useful for getting insight into the GST law of India.

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News from the EU - October 2019

The European Commission decided today to send a reasoned opinion to Italy following its failure to communicate national transposition measures around the place of supply ofservices and on rules governing invoices for VAT purposes as required by EU law...

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