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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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Norway Tax News

Norwegian government proposes super reduced VAT rate In October, 2017, the Norwegian government presented its plans for the 2018 budget declaring an increase of the super reduced rate from 10% to 12%. This super reduced VAT rate applies to cultural services, for example, cinema admission, museum admission and hotel accommodation,...
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EU Tax News

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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EU VAT News

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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EU Tax News

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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Germany – Tax News

Decree announced for call-off stock On the 10th October, 2017 the German Federal Ministry of Finance announced a decree to permit a VAT registration exemption for foreign companies holding call-off stock in Germany. Goods which are held in a foreign country by a non-resident seller, but under the full control...
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EU e-Commerce NEWS

e-Commerce has evolved rapidly as consumers’ appetite for simple and instant buying continues to grow. This means that regulators have been struggling to keep pace with these advancements. In particular the taxation of e-Commerce has presented significant challenges to governments and organisations around the world, with multiple regulatory obstacles slowing...
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EU VAT Gap

by Anthony Kerr, getsix.eu, Wrocław, Poland 17 October 2017 The EU recently announced the latest analysis of missing EU VAT (the ’VAT Gap’) from fraud, bankruptcies and poor administration, has fallen to €151.5 billion in 2015, comparing to €160 billion in 2014. The most recent estimation of unaccounted for VAT...
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Retail Sales Tax postponed by Poland

Poland has postponed the implementation date of the new ‘Retail Sales Tax’ following the challenges of the European Commission (EC). This initiative comprised of a turnover tax levied on established and non-established businesses in Poland. The turnover rate of each company determined the applicable rates, but businesses with a turnover...
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