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Stories that are tagged 'VAT special schemes'

EU Committee Approves Lower EU VAT On E-Books

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee has backed proposals to allow EU member states to charge a reduced rate of value-added tax on e-books, to bring their treatment into line with that of printed matter. Read Full Story


Aus Labor: Delay GST On Low-Value Imports

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Australian Labor Party has called on the Government to delay by one year the imposition of goods and services tax on low-value goods purchased from overseas sellers. Read Full Story


UK Considers Response To Construction Industry VAT Fraud

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

HM Revenue and Customs has launched a consultation on options for combating fraud on labor provision in the UK construction sector. Read Full Story


UK To Leave EU Single Market, Says May

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Theresa May ruled out the possibility of the UK remaining part of the EU Single Market, in a speech that gave more detail on her Brexit strategy. Read Full Story


EU Seeks Feedback On VAT Systems For SMEs

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The European Commission has proposed amending the special exemption scheme for SMEs contained in the VAT Directive. 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


UK To Reduce VAT Flat Rate Scheme Benefits

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, November 28, 2016

As announced in the Autumn Statement, the UK Government is to clamp down on the "inappropriate use" of the VAT flat rate scheme for small businesses. Read Full Story


Poland Seeks To Enlarge Small Firms' VAT Waiver

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The European Commission has tabled a proposal for a Council Implementing Decision to allow Poland to expand a value-added tax relief measure to ease the administrative burden on small businesses. Read Full Story


EU Committee Of The Regions Welcomes VAT Proposals

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, October 14, 2016

Members of the European Committee of the Regions have signalled their broad support for the European Commission's Action Plan on VAT. Read Full Story


UK Airports Commit To Pass On VAT Benefits To Travelers

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Following controversy that customers of UK airport shops were being charged VAT for goods being brought outside the European Union, retailers in UK airports have agreed to sign up to a new Code of Practice. Read Full Story




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