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HM Revenue and Customs has received a ten-fold increase in VAT registration applications from internet retailers this year, following the introduction of new powers to hold online marketplaces liable for VAT unpaid by overseas retailers. Read Full Story
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
The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, has released a new Brief (16 of 2016) on the treatment of value-added tax incurred on assets that are used by a business prior to VAT registration. Read Full Story
The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, has updated VAT Notice 700/1 on value-added tax registration following law changes intended to prevent VAT evasion. Read Full Story
The Davis Tax Committee, in its recently released final report on tax policies to support small- and medium-sized enterprises, made a number of recommendations in the area of value-added tax. Read Full Story
The Government of Estonia has approved draft legislation increasing the value-added tax registration threshold, a measure designed to reduce the administrative burden on small businesses. Read Full Story
The Irish tax authority has said that it has enhanced its online services to enable supporting documentation to be uploaded at the same time that a VAT registration application is submitted. Read Full Story
Foreign companies in Norway will be given the option to choose whether or not to register through a VAT representative under amendments to the VAT Act proposed by the Government. Read Full Story
Singapore has made a number of changes to its main goods and services tax guide for businesses. Read Full Story
From January, VAT-registered persons in the Czech Republic will be required to provide the tax authority with more information on their transactions, as part of efforts to tackle VAT fraud announced in late 2014. Read Full Story
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