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...

20 September 2017
World VAT/GST - Puerto Rico 09 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.

20 September 2017
World VAT/GST - Kuwait 09 2017

Kuwait has accepted the draft implementation of VAT and excise laws set by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which set the VAT rate at 5% in the country.

20 September 2017
World VAT/GST - Brazil 09 2017

Brazil is planning to consolidate its existing complex indirect taxes into a single Value Added Tax (VAT) regime.

The aim is to simplify the complex consumption tax regime currently in place, which in turn should cut the amount of administration hours that businesses in the country spend on calculating, reporting and paying their taxes.

20 September 2017
World VAT/GST News - UAE 09 2017

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has now published its Value Added Tax (VAT) law confirming that it will be implementing VAT at a rate of 5% from 1 January 2018.

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Major VAT packages expected for the autumn - 19 September 2017

The European Commission is driving its VAT reform agenda forward with full speed. On 4 October, it will publish the first step of its proposals to move towards a definitive regime and the destination principle. This will be accompanied by a proposal concerning the so-called certified taxable persons (CTPs)...

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