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Stories that are tagged 'VAT refunds'

EU To Tighten Anti-Fraud System

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The European Council has adopted a directive on the protection of the financial interests of the EU, which will apply to "serious" cases of value-added tax fraud. Read Full Story


SARS Blames Economy For Weak Tax Revenue Performance

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The South African Revenue Service says it expects tax revenue collections to have marginally exceeded targets last fiscal year. Read Full Story


South African Tax Agency To Be Probed Over Late Refunds

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

South Africa's Tax Ombud is to investigate the tax agency's processing of tax refunds. Read Full Story


Taiwan Explains VAT Refunds For Foreign Exhibitors

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, March 20, 2017

Taiwan's national tax authority has released guidance on VAT refunds for foreign exhibitors, following a number of questions received from overseas firms. Read Full Story


New Zealand's New GST Platform Live

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, February 13, 2017

New Zealand's Inland Revenue said that more than 17,300 taxpayers have transferred to its new Inland Revenue goods and services tax (GST) system. Read Full Story


Malta To Speed Up VAT Airport Refunds

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, February 3, 2017

Malta's Ministry for Finance has made obtaining VAT refunds on items bought in Malta easier for international travelers, following the signing of an agreement with tax-free shopping operator Fintrax Group. Read Full Story


New Zealand To Speed Up GST Refunds In 2017

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, December 16, 2016

New Zealand will speed up its process for refunding Goods and Services Tax (GST) from February 2017 by paying the money directly into taxpayers' accounts rather than sending a check. Read Full Story


EU Announces Massive Overhaul To EU Digital VAT Rules

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, December 2, 2016

The European Commission on December 1 unveiled a series of measures to improve the value-added tax environment for e-commerce businesses in the EU. The proposals are intended to enable consumers and companies – in particular start-ups and SMEs – to buy and sell goods and services more easily online. Read Full Story


Kenya Clears Outstanding VAT Refunds

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

During Taxpayers' Day Celebrations on October 28, Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said that Kenya's National Treasury has been able "to bring to closure to the long-standing issue" of value added tax refunds. Read Full Story


British Columbian Firms Seek Value-Added Tax System

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The British Columbia Chamber of Commerce is lobbying for the introduction of a value-added tax-like Provincial Sales Tax, in place of the existing "cascading" PST regime. Read Full Story




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