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The EU is moving forward with digital company tax plans

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Date12 Oct 2017
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by Anthony Kerr, getsix.eu, Wrocław, Poland 12 October 2017 On 16th September, 2017, in Tallinn, Estonia, the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) met to discuss ways to confront international tax challenges posed by the digital economy. (Mr Toomas Toniste, Minister for Finance, Estonia) In early September, the Finance...
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EU digital turnover tax – VAT in disguise?

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Date26 Sep 2017
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The European Union (EU) finance minister recently reviewed a proposal to tax U.S. digital groups’ revenue based on the location of their consumers. Nonetheless, such a turnover tax may transgress EU VAT rules and international treaties. The giants of tech to be taxed This proposed ‘Equalisation Tax’ is aimed at...
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e-Book VAT reduction backed by EU committee

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Date22 May 2017
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An important EU Parliamentary committee has voted to back the European Commission (EC) suggestions to decrease VAT on electronic books to the same rates as their paper equivalent. The full EU Parliament will now vote on, after the Economic and monetary Affairs Committee backed the measure. Within the EU VAT...
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VAT rises ruled out ahead of UK elections

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Date19 May 2017
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The current Conservative government and the main opposition Labour party recently ruled out future rises in VAT ahead of June’s election. Since the 10%+ debit from the financial crisis, the UK has enjoyed a decreasing government deficit, but still faces a challenge to balance the books. Since the 2015 elections...
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OECD – International VAT/GST Guidelines

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Date09 May 2017
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Recently the OECD VAT/GST Guidelines established further validation at the 4th OECD Global Forum on VAT. These guidelines make available a wide-ranging structure of standards and principles for countries around the world, to monitor the development of comprehensible and reliable indirect tax rules. Additionally, they also want to provide for...
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Italy – VAT split payments extended

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Date28 Apr 2017
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The European Commission has granted Italy approval to continue using anti VAT fraud split payments regime with state organisations, and to extend the measures to state-owned companies and stock market quoted companies. VAT split payments When an EU Member State believes, there is substantial evidence of VAT fraud, it may...
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BREXIT – UK VAT and potential tax opportunities

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Date26 Apr 2017
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The concerns around Brexit has been dominated by the potential negatives and uncertainties facing the UK economy as it arranges to leave the European Union. This has been compounded in recent weeks but the probability of a ‘hard’ Brexit, with UK companies facing restricted access to the EU’s Single Market,...
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