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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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Portugal’s December Tax Dates

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Date08 Dec 2017
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Conceito our Portuguese amavat® Partner Firm has put together an English document with generic* information regarding Portugal’s ‘Tax Calendar’ for December 2017. (also available in Portuguese below) Click here for English version | Click here for Portuguese version *might not be applicable to your organisation amavat® provides a one-stop-shop solution for VAT Compliance within Europe....
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The Netherlands announces reduced VAT rate

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Date07 Dec 2017
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The Netherlands has announced a reduced VAT rate rise from 6% to 9% to pay for income tax rate cuts and band simplifications. The Dutch will reduce the number of income tax bands from 4 to 2, and the rates combined to benefit over 500,000 income tax payers. The reduced VAT rate rise will be...
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EU Finance Ministers reach agreement on a series of e-Commerce VAT reforms

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Date06 Dec 2017
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At yesterday’s meeting of EU Finance Ministers (ECOFIN) they reached agreement on a series of e-Commerce VAT reforms. These proposals are aimed at simplifying the collection of VAT when consumers buy goods or services online. Additionally, they will help combat a projected €5 billion in ‘distance selling’ VAT fraud. These improvements contain: 2019 Simplifications for...
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Danish SMEs receive support to spot tax errors

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Date05 Dec 2017
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From the beginning of 2018, the Danish tax agency will introduce a pilot scheme to support small to medium sized enterprises on value-added tax and direct tax compliance matters. This new ‘VAT and tax check’ (moms -og skattetjek) means that SMEs can, at their own preference, have an accountant review a number of selected tax...
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UK government guidance for new tax avoidance penalty law

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Date30 Nov 2017
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Last month the UK government released guidance involving the new legislation that will introduce penalties for enablers of defeated tax avoidance arrangements. The Finance Bill (No. 2) 2017 legislation – presents a penalty for any person/s who enable the use of abusive tax arrangements that are later defeated. The UK government said the guidance explains...
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Italy Tax News

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Date28 Nov 2017
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VAT in Italy will rise to 24.2% in 2019 On 31st October, 2018 Italy’s 2018 Budget (Manovra), sanctioned the postponement of 2018 VAT increase from 22% to 24.2%. The planned rises in rates, to support € currency fiscal targets, are now set as follows: Standard Rate Reduced Rate Today 22% 10% 2019 24.2% 11.5% 2020...
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