Slovenia’s National Assembly approved adoption of Article 194 of the EU VAT Directive for the VAT Act. That means that VAT compliance obligations can be shifted from foreign B2B seller to their resident customers. This simplification means VAT is not charged by the vendor, and the recipient records the transaction as a ‘reverse charge’ with no cash payment.
Online Event – Policy, Practise and Future Outlook: January 27 and 28, 2022
The implementation of a Global Minimum Tax around the globe continues to capture attention. Further to the release of the long-awaited model rules and a proposed EU directive, consultations have begun in several countries.
Peru – Authorized Exporter: a new facility for exporters that will save time and reduce costs
In June 2020, Peru’s Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Trade published the Rules of Authorized Exporter by means of the Supreme Decree No. 005-2020-MINCETUR. Under these rules, exporters could obtain an administrative license that allows them to issue their own certificates of origin (COs). Thus, exporters no longer need to submit forms before the Ministry to acquire COs, thereby saving time and reducing costs.
Mexico – Electronic tax bill of lading: key implications
As of September 30, 2021, a new document known as an electronic tax bill of lading has become mandatory for all companies that transport goods (both imported and domestic) within Mexican territory. Failure to comply with this change in a timely manner will trigger customs and tax implications such as penalties, seizure of the goods, and possible tax deductibility issues.
Canada – CBSA announces July 2021 verification priorities: What this means for importers￼
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has released its second round of 2021 Trade Compliance Verifications, which includes the CBSA list of verification priorities (also known as the audit priorities list).
Argentina – The challenge of making payments abroad
Argentina is implementing a new Foreign Exchange (FX) Control Regime. Through this regime, the Argentine Central Bank (BCRA) regulates operations that are carried out through the FX market, providing different requirements for each transaction.
The Argentine control organizations have imposed various regulations and restrictions, especially regarding operations that may result in an outflow of foreign currency from the country.Read More »
Carbon border adjustments and international trade – What are the key issues?
Recent proposals in the United States to impose border adjustments on certain imports from heavy carbon emitters, while in the early stages and likely to face challenges, represent new initiatives to address climate change – the use of established trade mechanisms. These efforts have attracted the attention of countries that could be affected by such adjustments.
Webcast – 6. Schweizer MWST-Tagung – Dieses Jahr virtuell
Die Mehrwertsteuer ist im steten Wandel und wird immer transparenter.
Es wird immer anspruchsvoller, die gesetzlichen sowie behördlichen Vorgaben und Neuerungen effizient wie auch kostengünstig einzuhalten. Dazu kommt die anhaltende COVID-19-Situation, welche umsatzsteuerliche Herausforderungen mit sich bringt und die es zu meistern gilt. Gleichzeitig spielt Industrie 4.0 und die umfassende Digitalisierung in der industriellen Produktion eine immer wichtigere Rolle. Dieser absehbare Wandel bringt neue Chancen zur Prozessoptimierung.Read More »
Italy – e-invoicing changes as per 1.1.2022
Changes to the mandatory business-to-business (B2B) electronic invoicing (“e-invoicing”) rules for transactions carried out with foreign business partners (i.e., taxpayers that are not resident or established in Italy and that do not have an Italian VAT number) will be effective as from 1 January 2022. Thus, Esterometro will be abolished and, consequently, all cross-border invoices (export, import, intra-community, etc.) will have to be sent to SDI on a transactional basis (i.e. the scope of mandatory e-invoicing will be extended).
Romania – new reporting obligation („SAF-T”).
A new reporting obligation will be implemented in Romania as of 2022 (i.e. the Standard Audit File for Tax („SAF-T”)). The obligation will arise for large taxpayers as of January 2022. In this respect, taxpayers should have the ERP ready for the SAF-T reporting in terms of ensuring the existence of the mandatory elements to be reported on the format requested by the tax authority as well as insert the potential missing data.
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