India – Tax Podcast – COVID-19 update: Relief measures announced by Finance Minister to support Indian economy


COVID-19 update: Relief measures announced by Finance Minister to support Indian economy.

Welcome to this podcast on the relief measures announced by Finance Minister (FM) on 13 May 2020 to support Indian economy.

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OECD – Guidance on Collection of VAT/GST on Cross-Border Services, Intangibles


The OECD released implementation guidance on the effective collection of VAT and goods and services tax on cross-border sales of services and intangibles. Mechanisms for the effective collection of VAT/GST where the supplier is not located in the jurisdiction of taxation. Read More »

What will come in 2016?


Denise_pixelio.deI can remember how as a very small girl I walked with my grandmother through the autumnal park. Out of nowhere, a Roma woman appeared and asked my grandmother whether she should read her hand on what the future would bring. That would cost 5 crowns. My grandmother denied angrily. Read More »

CEE VAT antifraud conference – Budapest


PwC_farbigAs already announced the CEE VAT antifraud conference took place on November 19, 2015.

Officials from the ministries of finance and economy of five CEE countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia) have called for a Joint Approach to combat VAT fraud and increase VAT collection in a conference hosted today by PwC in Budapest.Read More »

Crypto currencies – UK – Call for information


PwC_R_Jolene.Visser_SouthAfrica_Jhb_P_CW_0013.JPGBritain’s overall position on crypto currencies can be described as liberal and progressive. London is Europe’s biggest financial hub and the government has tried to stay ahead of the curve in terms of regulations and business-friendly policies. Chancellor George Osborne announced a new initiative to explore the potential role of crypto currencies in Britain’s economy and also commissioned a report on the risks and benefits of embracing crypto currencies in August this year: Read More »

USA – tax regulation of bitcoins and other crypto currencies


IRS (internal revenue service), the US tax authority, published this year (March 25, 2014) a clear guidance (Notice 2014-21) on how the tax principles apply to transactions involving bitcoins and other crypto currencies. It is not a new law but just an interpretation of how the existing law should be applied to the new technology. It describes how Bitcoin and other crypto currencies transactions should be taxed. Read More »

Taxation of the Digital Economy


I am pleased to share with you following interesting digital economy documentaions:

140606_China VAT and e-commerce

140825_Taxation of the digital economy

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information.

Global conference “The Future of VAT in a Digital Global Economy” – Vienna – 24-26 September 2014


People walking in a plaza/square - PwC, Photo_RGB_C_2 44647.jpgWhat’s the future of VAT in a digital global economy? How are corporate, individual income taxes and VAT connected in a global digital economy?

Distinguished academics, policy makers from bodies such as the OECD, IMF and the EU Commission as well as practitioners and government representatives from all over the world will elaborate on the hottest topics regarding VAT related to the digitalisation of the global economy. Read More »