VAT Compliance

Simplification to Slovakian VAT registration

From the 1st January, 2018, non-resident Slovakian businesses may side-step the responsibility to VAT register for intra-community transactions and distance sales from Slovakia. At present, foreign companies must apply for a Slovakian VAT registration, if they are acquired or dispatch goods on a B2B basis through Slovakia. Or if they...
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UK Tax News

Lawmakers in the UK reject proposed amendment to Brexit legislation A proposed amendment to Brexit legislation has been voted against by the lawmakers in the UK. This legislation would have replaced a clause seen as ‘ambiguous’ for a clear message that UK courts should temporarily follow rulings from the European...
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EU Tax News

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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The Swedish authorities clarify VAT exemption for certain types of investment fund management services

Swedish tax authorities have restructured their VAT guidance on services connected to investment funds, basically stating that providing management services to investment funds that deal with unit linked insurance plans, are not excused from VAT. You can consult the Swedish Tax Authorities’ website here, for full guidance, although there is...
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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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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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