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EU May Simplify VAT Rules For SMEs Earlier, Starting 2020

by Ulrika Lomas,, 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,, 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,, 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,, 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,, 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,, 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,, 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,, 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


EU Consults On Tackling E-Commerce VAT Non-Compliance

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The European Commission launched a consultation on February 27, 2018, on proposals to enhance the amount of data available to member states and European law enforcement bodies to better combat e-commerce VAT evasion and fraud. Read Full Story


OECD Urges Countries Not To Go It Alone On Digital Tax

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The problems posed by the digitalization of the economy should be addressed collectively and any interim measures taken by countries unilaterally should be "as little damaging as possible," the OECD's director of taxation has said. Read Full Story



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