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UK Must Leave EU VAT Area, UK's Lower House Votes

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, July 23, 2018

Upon leaving the European Union, the UK should not be included in the EU VAT area and adopt its own specific VAT regime, UK lawmakers agreed on July 16, 2018, in a move that may derail the Government's efforts to agree a Brexit transition period to cushion the impact of Brexit on firms. Read Full Story

 


EU Drafts Directive To Overhaul VAT Law

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Monday, May 28, 2018

In a new proposal for a Council Directive, the European Commission has set out the value-added tax law amendments necessary to bring about massive changes to how VAT functions in the European Union, in particular to simplify compliance obligations for businesses and to make the system less prone to fraud. Read Full Story

 


EU May Simplify VAT Rules For SMEs Earlier, Starting 2020

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, May 11, 2018

The EU's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs has recommended that the implementation of proposals to significantly simplify value-added tax compliance obligations for small and medium enterprises should be brought forward to the beginning of 2020. Read Full Story

 


UK Updates Missing Trader VAT Fraud Guidance For Traders

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Thursday, May 3, 2018

In a first update since August 2006, HM Revenue and Customs has redrafted its value-added tax guidance on the due diligence businesses must undertake to ensure they do not engage in transactions with fraudsters. Read Full Story

 


New Zealand Consults On Imposing GST On Low-Value Imports

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, May 3, 2018

New Zealand has launched a consultation on proposals to charge goods and services tax on consignments worth less than NZD400, which currently benefit from a tax exemption for low-value imports, from October 1, 2019. Read Full Story

 


UK Launches VAT Due Diligence Scheme For Fulfillment Firms

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, April 2, 2018

The UK Government has opened registration for its Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme, which is intended to ensure that fulfillment houses report VAT by online traders based outside the EU. Read Full Story

 


UK Updates VAT Guidance For Online Marketplaces

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Monday, March 19, 2018

HM Revenue and Customs has updated its value-added tax guidance for online marketplaces and for suppliers using them to sell to UK consumers. Read Full Story

 


Davis Resigns UK To Shorter Brexit Transition Period

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Friday, March 16, 2018

In an interview with UK state news agency BBC's Newsnight, David Davis, the UK's Brexit negotiator, said the UK would "live with" the December 2020 transition deal being offered by the European Union as part of Brexit, even though the UK had sought the later date of March 2021. Read Full Story

 


Indian GST Council Extends Relief For Exporters

by Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

During its 26th meeting, India's GST Council pushed forward the introduction of a new system to streamline input tax credits for exporters and extended specific reliefs. Read Full Story

 


EU Proposes To Extend VAT Reverse Charge Mechanisms

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The European Commission (EC) has proposed that the reverse charge mechanism on a defined list of goods and services, provided for in Article 199a(1) of the VAT Directive, and the Quick Reaction Mechanism (QRM) in Article 199b(1), should be extended beyond December 31, 2018, to tackle VAT fraud, until the new "definitive VAT regime" is introduced. Read Full Story

 

 

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