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EU Member States to work collectively to stamp out VAT fraud Towards the end of 2017 the European Commission released new tools intended to make the European Union’s value-added tax system more resilient to fraud. The package comprises of numerous changes to how Member States will communicate and co-operate with...
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VAT ‘Split Payment’ benefit questioned by the EU A European Commission study into the benefits of ‘Split Payments’ as a VAT collection tool, aimed at battling VAT fraud, has cast doubt on the cost / benefits. The study concludes that the administrative and technology costs of running, tracking and reporting...
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VAT rate changes 2018 Below you will see a summary of the principle VAT rate changes in the European Union on 1st January, 2018. Country VAT Change Cyprus Imposition of 19% standard VAT rate on land transactions for business use Latvia Introduction of Super Reduced 5% VAT rate Norway Reduced...
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MEP’s back new anti-dumping rules The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have backed in support of new rules on dumping and subsidised goods from outside the European Union (EU). Dumping ensues when goods are sold into a foreign market at below the usual market rate in the exporter’s domestic...
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Weaponising VAT in 2018! Brexit VAT fraud. Austerity restrictions. Arab states panic on VAT. Global tax wars. Brexit – Are you getting ready for Armageddon? The impending trading model for post-UK Brexit looks as uncertain as on the date of the 23rd June, 2016 referendum. Certainly, with the membership of...
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EC provides insight on important reforms of EU VAT The European Commission (EC) has circulated information on a new set of reforms to the current EU VAT framework, with the aim of tackling tax evasion and decreasing friction for businesses that trade cross-border. Currently, the VAT system was designed and...
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OECD’s Secretary-General calls for collective action on digital taxation Angel Gurria, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General has requested a collective effort on the design of temporary, short-term measures to tackle the international tax challenges of the digital economy. When speaking at the Group of Twenty (G-20)...
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