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Germany Intrastat threshold rise to €800,000

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Date25 Sep 2015
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German is to increase its Intrastat arrivals (Eingang) threshold from €500,000 to €800,000 per annum from 1 January 2016. There will be no increase to the dispatches (Versand) threshold of €500,000.

Polish ruling party plans to lower VAT to 22% from 2016: report

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Date11 Sep 2015
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Poland’s ruling Civic Platform (PO) party plans to lower Value Added Tax (VAT) to 22% starting from 2016 from 23% now and exempt the under 30-years-olds from paying the personal tax (PIT), Gazeta Wyborcza (a leading daily Polish newspaper) advised on 7th July 2015. In June 2015, the Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said she...
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The Polish VAT Act is to be amended from 1 July 2015

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Date09 Sep 2015
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Changes to the Act include: The rules on a customer’s liability for VAT have been extend on precious metals and certain types of photographic equipment Changes to the deposit calculations rules placed for transactions of steel, petroleum and gold Introduction of a new filing declaring sales of goods by vendors where the customer accounting for...
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Spain Intrastat threshold rise to €400,000

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Date15 Feb 2015
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Spain has increased the reporting threshold for Intrastat dispatch and arrival reporting from €250,000 per annum to €400,000. The new threshold applies from 1 January 2015, and the first reporting period will be January 2015 as is due by 12 February.