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Netherlands Tax News

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Date28 Dec 2017
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Dutch increase reduced VAT rate Recently the Dutch coalition published their agreement, which has set out that there will be an increase to the reduced VAT rate from 6% to 9%. This reduced VAT rate applies to, amongst others, products and services, food and non-alcoholic drinks, medicines, books, newspapers and magazines, agricultural and horticultural seeds....
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Best fiscal results in 5 years from Luxembourg, despite VAT revenue plunge from electronic services

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Date27 Dec 2017
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The recent Budget from Luxembourg’s government has shown they came close to balance in the first three-quarters of 2017, as revenue growth outperformed spending, even with a continuing sharp fall in VAT revenues following the introduction of new ‘place of supply’ rules from the European Union. Mr Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance advised the parliamentary...
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Finland defers import VAT from January 2018

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Date22 Dec 2017
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From 1st January, 2018 importers of goods from outside of the EU into Finland will benefit from an import VAT deferment. Going forward importers with a Finnish VAT number will no longer be required to pay the import VAT on clearing the goods. In its place, they can wait to self-assess the VAT via their...
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The Swedish authorities clarify VAT exemption for certain types of investment fund management services

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Date21 Dec 2017
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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 no current English version available....
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Norway Tax News

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Date19 Dec 2017
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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, and public transport. If this...
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EU Tax News

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Date15 Dec 2017
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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 the Single Market and Customs...
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EU VAT News

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Date14 Dec 2017
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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 instigated alongside the creation of...
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Portugal – Flash Tax Information

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Date14 Dec 2017
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Conceito our Portuguese amavat® Partner Firm has supplied a ‘Country-by-Country Report (identification of the reporting entity): Ministerial Order No. 367/2017, of 11th December – Approves the Model 54 and its filing instructions. Click here or below for English or Portuguese version: amavat® provides a one-stop-shop solution for VAT Compliance within Europe. We assist clients with...
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UK Tax News

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Date12 Dec 2017
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The BCC calls for tax cuts Ahead of the British Chancellor’s Autumn Budget in November, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has urged the UK Government to take immediate action to rule out an expected 3.9% increase to business rates (commercial property tax). With 75,000 companies represented by the BCC, which employee early 6 million...
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