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Taiwan Warns E-Services Providers To Register For VAT

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Taiwan's federal tax agency has highlighted that those providing electronic services to Taiwanese consumers must register to charge tax if their annual turnover from such supplies exceeds TWD480,000 (USD17,250). Read Full Story


Digital VAT Regimes Vital To Buoy Countries' Tax Takes: Report

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, December 10, 2020

The OECD has released its annual Consumption Tax Trends report, which highlights that with VAT rates at an all-time high, governments should ensure they have effective VAT frameworks in place to tax e-commerce. Read Full Story


Argentinian Customs Duties To Shut Down E-Commerce

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Through resolutions No 3,579 and No 3,582, Argentina's Revenue and Customs Authority has expanded customs duties on goods entering Argentina through postal services. E-commerce companies will be badly affected by the move. Read Full Story


IoM To Appoint Business Development Experts

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Isle of Man's Department for Economic Development has proposed the appointment of a Head of e-Gaming and two new Business Development managers specializing in financial services, to drive the growth of the local economy. Read Full Story


Jersey Targets Digital Industry Growth

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Jersey government has welcomed the formation of Digital Jersey Limited, a new independent organization set up to represent and promote the island as a centre for digital businesses in areas such as e-commerce, information and communications technology services and data hosting. Read Full Story


Spain Moves Tax Goalposts For E-Gaming Firms

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Spanish tax authority has required that online operators with customers in Spain pay back-taxes under two historic laws that previously were not applied to offshore online gaming. Read Full Story


Channel Islands Will Not Appeal UK VAT Ruling

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Jersey government has decided not appeal the decision of the High Court in London, which ruled that the United Kingdom government's decision to revoke Low-Value Consignment Relief (LVCR), a value-added tax concession, for the Channel Islands was consistent with European Union law. Read Full Story


Jersey Targets Digital Industries With New Agency

by Phillip Morton, Investors

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A new agency, Digital Jersey, is to be established as a part of a public-private partnership aimed at promoting Jersey's digital industries - including e-gaming, e-commerce and Information and Communications Technology, on the back of Jersey's newly updated Intellectual Property legislation. Read Full Story


UK Confirms Gambling Tax Changes

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Offshore gambling firms have been dealt a blow in the United Kingdom's latest Budget which amends the tax rules applicable to the supply of gambling services to the UK market. Wagers will now be taxed on a point-of-consumption basis, bringing offshore operators under the UK tax net. Read Full Story


Ireland To Extend Betting Tax To Online Bookies

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ireland's online bookmakers will soon be liable to a transactions tax, bringing the country's internet gambling regime in line with that imposed on high-street shops. Read Full Story



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