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International VAT Breakfast, 20 June 2019


With the approaching summer, I would like to take the opportunity to meet you prior to the holiday season and discuss the latest developments and upcoming challenges in the ITX world.

The EU Quick fixes, i.e. measures aiming to improve the current VAT system applicable as of January 2020 will require businesses to adapt their systems and processes. We will therefore share with you the first observations collected from the various EU countries that have already released their draft legislation and discuss the practical implementation and steps required to check the readiness of your company in connection with those new rules.

As usually, we will provide you also with an overview of worldwide developments including practical experiences from recent VAT audits in Switzerland and interesting ITX news from locations, such as Bangladesh, India and China.

Prior the judiciary holidays, we will present the latest impacting cases issued by the ECJ with particular focus on the input VAT deduction right and the points of attention for businesses to secure those rights, particularly, in supply chain transactions.

Finally yet importantly, we will discuss the trade wars and the resulting increased focus on customs as with the increase in rates the duties become more important as ever. Since experience shows that businesses are often lacking the necessary controls in this area, our Customs specialists will share their insights on the future developments and present the solutions that businesses could implement to assess their actual position and identify potential saving opportunities.

Date

Thursday 20 June 2019

Costs

This event is free of charge.

Location

PwC Geneva, Avenue Giuseppe Motta 50, 1202 Genève

Speakers

  • Patricia More, Tax & Legal Services Principal – ITX, PwC Switzerland
  • Konstantina (Nadia) Tsiosta, Tax & Legal Services Manager – ITX, PwC Switzerland
  • Kristyna Kaniova, Tax & Legal Services Manager – ITX, PwC Switzerland
  • Krisztina Nagy, Tax & Legal Services Assistant Manager – ITX, PwC Switzerland

Agenda

08:00 Welcome & coffee
08:30 Introduction
08:40 VAT Outlook: EU Quick fixes & Latest ITX developments around the globe
09:00 Impacting Case Law
09:20 Customs update: Trade wars & Insights on Customs processes, management & optimization
10:00 Q&A & networking
10:30 End of the event

Find out more and register here >

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INDIA: GST proposal for residential real estate


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. Continue reading


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India – tax at source of electronic services at 1% as of 1 of October


india.pngThe e-commerce space in India has always been subjected to scrutiny and litigation from an indirect tax perspective. With a view to monitor transactions done through e-commerce operators, the GST regulations have vested e-commerce players with additional compliance burden.

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India: GST Council releases draft amendments to GST laws for public comments


In brief
The GST Council has released a set of draft amendments in the CGST Act, IGST Act and GST (Compensation to States) Act for public comments, which are requested to be submitted by 15 July, 2018. The significant amendments proposed and its impact are described in this tax insight. Continue reading


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India – CBIC issues clarification on mechanics of charging IGST on goods supplied from customs bonded warehouse


Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has issued circular no. 3/1/2018-IGST dated 25 May, 2018 clarifying certain aspects regarding levy of IGST on goods supplied from the customs bonded warehouse (CBW). The clarification is summarised below: Continue reading


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India: Government issues clarifications to further ease the procedure for filing and sanction of export refunds


Based on representations and to ensure uniformity in the implementation of the refund provisions relating to export of goods and services, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (Board) has issued Circular No. 37/11/2018 – GST dated March 15, 2018 to clarify various aspects relating to processing and sanction of refund claims. Continue reading


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India – SC holds that no service tax is payable on reimbursable expenditure or cost incurred by the service provider before 14 May, 2015


Background
Section 67 of the Finance Act, 1994 (the FA, 1994) deals with the valuation of taxable services for the purpose of levy of service tax. Further, the Service Tax (Determination of Value) Rules, 2006 (the Rules) were also issued, to specify inclusion or exclusion of various amounts in the value of taxable services. Continue reading