On 9 November 2020, the Inland Revenue Authority (IRAS) released a new tax guide for TP adjustments in Singapore and this includes the introduction of an administrative concession to reduce the compliance cost and administrative burden on businesses.
This Indirect Tax Guidance of 21 Countries in the Americas shows the new updates and reforms from the following countries:
The major decisions* taken by the GST Council in its thirty eighth meeting1 are summarised below.Read More »
The e-invoicing system is proposed to be the next big change in the GST regime, and the Government seems to be working actively on the same. The introduction of such an e-invoicing system would trigger changes in various requirements from a compliance perspective as well as an update of IT systems.Read More »
The New Zealand Government has proposed to make changes to the goods and services tax (GST) telecommunications rules. The move is designed to bring New Zealand into line with OECD and international trends in relation to the provision of telecommunications services with focus on the customer’s usual place of residence. The Minister’s release (on 17 May 2019) and the officials’ issues paper can be viewed here.Read More »
The Government has recently issued multiple implementing notifications, which have come into effect on 1 April 2019. The notifications provide the conditions and computational mechanics of charging lower rates of GST on under-construction residential real estate. One key aspect of this change is the option given to existing projects to either adopt the new rate structure or continue with the incumbent framework. As the conditions/ computational mechanics are fairly complex and need to be dealt with carefully for effective compliance, they are expected to pose a challenge to the industry.Read More »
USA recently partially revoked concessional tariffs offered under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) to less developed and developing countries. GSP, described as USA’s oldest and largest trade preference program (of which India was the largest beneficiary), revoked concessional customs duties offered on approximately 90 items.Read More »
The prescribed goods are mobile phones, memory cards and off-the-self software.Read More »
What has happend the last two weeks regarding GST? Find out more about the Supreme Court of India, draft of simpliefied formats of GST returns, different figures and numbers of GST and what to expect in the near future.Read More »
Who is Affected?
Any business that meets the AUD $75,000 registration threshold and sells low value goods (under $1000) into Australia to consumers will be affected.Read More »