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Portugal has a new VAT return form

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Date21 Sep 2017
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There will be a new Portuguese VAT Return form, this will reflect the changes on import VAT reporting. Going forward, you can delay the payment of import VAT until your VAT Return is submitted. At this point you can reverse charge your import VAT amounts in the VAT Return, having no financial impact on businesses...
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Retail Sales Tax postponed by Poland

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Date19 Sep 2017
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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 below PLN 17 million would...
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Poland – VAT split payments delayed until April 2018

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Date14 Sep 2017
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The introduction of anti-VAT Split Payments has been delayed until 1st April, 2018 Poland has announced. The original date had been 1st January, 2018. To explain ‘Split Payments’, this is the payment of the VAT element of a sales invoice into a special, controlled VAT account of the seller. The seller may only use these...
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‘Clean Slate’ amnesty offered by U.S. for missed sales tax

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Date22 Aug 2017
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If European businesses wish to take advantage of America’s Multi-State Tax (MTC) sales tax amnesty, they have until 21st October to decide. America’s MTC sales tax amnesty started on 17th August. This sales tax is the U.S. equivalent of VAT – the funds which must be remitted to the correct tax authority for the sale...
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e-Commerce Sales Tax reviewed by the US

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Date18 Aug 2017
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The administration for Sales Tax on goods sold by out-of-state e-Commerce sellers will shortly be revisited said the US Treasury. Currently, sellers with no physical location in another State are not required to charge the Sales Tax of the State when the consumer is resident there. The consumer instead is expected to voluntarily self-declare the...
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UK Tax

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Date16 Aug 2017
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UK postpones tax technology plans George Osborne, the previous Chancellor of the Exchequer announced last year “the death of the tax return”. A new plan named “Making Tax Digital’ and was aimed at automating all UK tax reporting by 2020. All transactions would require to be recorded and reported digitally from the taxpayer ERP system....
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Germany has new Annual VAT return deadlines

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Date08 Aug 2017
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The German authorities have confirmed an extended deadline for annual VAT returns, when these filings are done directly by the taxpayer, they will now be due by 31st July of the following year (instead of currently 31st May). If they are submitted by a recognised tax consultant, there is an extended deadline until 28th February...
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Poland VAT – Split Payments 2018

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Date03 Aug 2017
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From the 1st January 2018, Poland will introduce a voluntary anti-VAT Fraud split payment mechanism. This system will ONLY apply on domestic transactions and will not affect invoice requirements. B2C transactions WILL NOT be impacted by these changes, only business to business sales. We have not received information about the possibility of opting for this...
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